Seeking Treatment for Car Accident-Related Neck Injuries

Seeking Treatment for Car Accident-Related Neck Injuries

Posted By Cobb Pain & Rehab || 11-Oct-2016

Car accidents commonly result in injury to the neck and/or spine. Whiplash, which is caused by a rapid change in momentum that causes the head to snap forward and back, can cause ligaments to be stretched or torn in the neck, leading to pain and stiffness. While symptoms of a mild injury may disappear on their own, more serious injuries can lead to long-lasting problems without timely, proper treatment. At Cobb Pain & Rehab, we offer holistic treatment options for neck injuries so that you can get back to your life without pain.

Because the symptoms of whiplash may take days, weeks, or even months to manifest, it can be easy to fool yourself into thinking you aren’t injured when you really are. All too often, people don’t seek the treatment they need after an accident because they don’t think they are hurt. Unfortunately, waiting too long to seek treatment until serious complications develop means that some of the damage of the injury may become permanent.

Whiplash can cause the following symptoms:

  • Neck pain
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Lower back pain

Diagnosing & Treating Neck Injuries

Car accidents are not the only cause of neck injury. There are many other common causes, including poor posture, tendonitis, bone or joint abnormalities, trauma, pinched nerves, and muscle strain. When you make an appointment with a Cobb County chiropractor, we can perform a diagnostic assessment of your condition in order to determine the underlying cause of your pain and recommend the best course of treatment. Depending on the location and severity of your injury, your doctor may recommend massage therapy, cold laser therapy, physical rehabilitation services, and/or chiropractic care.

New Patient? Schedule Your Appointment Today

Whiplash is a condition that requires the expertise of a skilled medical professional. Waiting too long to obtain medical attention for a neck injury could result in prolonged pain, slowed, healing, and potentially even long term effects. If you have sustained a neck injury in a car accident, workplace accident, or while playing sports, we encourage you to contact Cobb Pain & Rehab to schedule an appointment. If this will be your first visit to our office, please fill out a new patient form to tell us about yourself and your symptoms. We look forward to meeting with you!

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