How To Know If You Have A “Whiplash” Type Injury

Did you know that 38% of car accidents result in a spinal injury? Most people think that high-impact collisions are the only ones that cause injury. However, low-impact collisions are just as likely to cause injury to the spine. “Whiplash,” as it is most commonly referred to, is caused by a severe jerk to the neck. Here are some symptoms to consider if you think you have a soft tissue injury:

  • Headaches
  • Pain with movement
  • Bruising
  • Inflammation
  • Blurry vision
  • Jaw pain

There are a variety of treatment options for spinal injuries. Make sure to consult with your medical professionals about the treatment that is right for you. However, because October is National Chiropractic Health Month, we would like to provide you with a few resources to help guide you if you are interested in chiropractic treatment. Here are some things to consider when selecting a chiropractor:

  1. Ask for a referral – Whether from a physician, family member or friend. Over 27 Million Americans treat annually with a chiropractor.
  2. Types of treatment – Do they provide additional treatments such as massage, acupuncture, electrical muscle stimulation, etc.
  3. Location and hours – Are they conveniently located to your home or work and do they provide hours that fit with your schedule.
  4. Techniques – Each chiropractor has a different technique for treatment, find one that is conducive to your own needs.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, call our PERSONAL INJURY TEAM today at (651) 439-2878.

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