Whiplash Injury Treatment from Whiplash Pain Center in Summerville, SC
Have you been involved in a car accident? Do you have neck pain that interferes with your daily routine and even simple tasks? If so, you may have a whiplash injury. This painful neck strain or sprain is a common occurrence during an auto accident that many people experience.
Whiplash can painful and sometimes it can even be quite debilitating. It is important to seek immediate chiropractic care as well as proper whiplash injury treatment from Dr. Alykhan Shariff and his experienced team at Whiplash Pain Center to get relieve from the pain.
Why Does Whiplash Happen and What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?
When an auto accident occurs, there is a sudden impact. This unexpected movement abruptly “whips” the neck in a back and forth motion causing whiplash. A whiplash injury can cause neck pain as well as damage to the cervical spine, so it is a serious issue that needs attention. Here are some of the typical symptoms that occur during a whiplash injury.
- Headaches – In addition to whiplash, headaches can indicate a serious issue such as a concussion, blood clot, or other serious head injury.
- Neck or Shoulder Pain/Stiffness – A painful or stiff neck and/or shoulder is a common complaint with whiplash injuries due to the strain put on the muscles and ligaments.
- Numbness - Loss of feeling in the arms and hands is a symptom of whiplash. The numbness is a result of damage to the neck or spinal column.
Most whiplash injuries require specialized imaging like MRI’s or CAT scans due to the fact that the damage is done to the muscles, ligaments, and discs. Injury to these soft tissues can cause pain and other whiplash symptoms.
It is important to note that some whiplash symptoms are not immediately noticeable and can even be delayed for a day or more after the accident has occurred. It is important to see your chiropractor as soon as possible to access any potential injuries and begin whiplash treatment.
How Our Chiropractor in Summerville, SC Can Help
Dr. Alykhan Shariff, our chiropractor with offices in Summerville, SC, is an experienced whiplash specialist who will create a customized whiplash treatment plan so you can feel better fast. Using a combination of advanced chiropractic techniques like spinal adjustments, physical therapy, alignments, and massage, the team at Whiplash Pain Center can help relieve the pain by restoring injured muscles, nerves, and joints, as well as properly align the neck and body.
Contact Our Summerville, SC Chiropractor Today to Discuss Your Whiplash Injury
Dr. Alykhan Shariff and the experienced team at Whiplash Pain Center has two convenient locations to serve you. Contact our Summerville, SC office at 843-371-1371 today to schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your car accident and your possible whiplash injury.