Injuries to the neck caused by a sudden movement of the head, backward, forward, or sideways, is referred to as "Whiplash." Whiplash is primarily caused from car accidents, but may also happen from sports, or an accident at work. The biggest danger with this injury is that the symptoms can take years to develop. Too often people don't seek treatment until more serious pain, and complications, occur.
The typical symptoms of whiplash are:
- Neck pain and/or stiffness
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty swallowing
- Pain between the shoulder blades
- Pain in the arms or legs, feet and hands
- Low back pain and/or stiffness
- Shoulder pain
- Ringing in the ears
- Numbness and tingling
- Pain in the jaw or face
If you experience any of these symptoms, play it safe and get a chiropractic check up. Main Street Chiropractic and Wellness uses a variety of imaging devices (CAT Scans, Magnetic Imaging or MRIs, and Ultra Sound) to help diagnose soft tissue injuries that are part of whiplash. Insurance companies also cover most whiplash injuries.