Auto Accidents / Whiplash
An auto accident can result in low back pain or the neck injury termed whiplash. Whiplash is a traumatic neck injury caused by an excessive snapping movement – forward and backward – of the head. Ligament damage, pinched nerves, muscle tearing, spasm and spinal misalignment are the usual results of whiplash. Even a low-speed impact in an auto accident can cause serious whiplash and should be taken very seriously. Whiplash symptoms usually occur instantly but can take days, or even weeks, to develop. Neck pain is the most common whiplash symptom, along with headache (dull to severe), muscle spasm and shoulder pain (burning), dizziness, ringing in the ears, arm pain and tingling, and disorientation. The constant barrage of symptoms can make whiplash a debilitating problem. One of the problems associated with whiplash is a misalignment of the vertebrae of the neck, usually due to ligament or disc damage. If left untreated, these vertebrae will remain misaligned, causing chronic neck or back problems in the future, including loss of range of motion, chronic headaches and potential arthritic changes.
How Do We Treat Auto Accident /Whiplash Sufferers?
At San Diego Spine & Rehab, we know how to treat victims for whiplash and auto accidents. Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates state-of-the-art medical technology using Non-surgical spinal decompression, the finest healthcare expertise and comprehensive physical therapy to return you to a pain-free and active lifestyle.
Our San Diego physicians and chiropractors specialize in treating whiplash and the disorders that cause pain due to auto accidents. Our San Diego physical therapists are experts in rehabilitation and will help you learn how you can help yourself recover from an auto accident injury. Whatever the cause of your neck or back pain, the professionals at San Diego Spine & Rehab will diagnose and treat it using cutting-edge technology and the finest medical attention.
If you are experiencing lower back pain or neck pain due to an auto accident or whiplash, please contact us to help relieve your pain and cure its cause.