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3 Risks of Not Receiving Treatment for Whiplash

Written By De Groot Chiropractic Orthopedics on March 3, 2020

Whiplash Treatment at De Groot Chiropractic OrthopedicsDo you experience neck stiffness, headaches, dizziness, and pain in the upper back or shoulders? 

Have you been involved in a car accident recently? 

You may have whiplash!

Also known as cervical acceleration-deceleration injury, whiplash occurs when the structures of your neck (the nerves, discs, muscles, and ligaments) get damaged when your head snaps back and forward in quick succession. Besides an auto accident, you can get whiplash from physical abuse or sports injury.

While getting whiplash treatment should be your priority, whiplash symptoms may take days before they become evident. They can also develop into long term complications which may not only be devastating, but also expensive to treat.

Why Whiplash Treatment by a Professional Chiropractor is Important 

If you notice any whiplash symptoms, it’s recommended to see our chiropractor in Wilmington as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may be at risk of the following complications: 

1. Disability

Without proper whiplash treatment, you may experience constant, nagging pain for months. This may affect your ability to do basic day-to-day tasks. 

Additionally, your range of motion may reduce due to muscle atrophy around your neck region. Eventually, this can lead to permanent disability if not treated on time. 

2. Lack of Focus

Whiplash may cause a concussion. Consequently, an untreated concussion causes frequent headaches, dizziness, feeling of confusion, seizures, and fatigue. You may find it difficult to focus.

3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Auto collisions can be life-threatening. Many victims experience trauma and depression as whiplash-related disorders. PTSD can be characterized as recurrent and intrusive distressing memories of the traumatic accident. This can lead to agitation, social isolation, and irritability. 

Whiplash Treatment by De Groot Chiropractic Orthopedics in Wilmington

Whiplash treatment mainly involves the chiropractor carefully adjusting the affected joint into the direction it was restricted, relieving pain and improving your range of motion.

At De Groot Chiropractic Orthopedics, our registered chiropractor has decades of chiropractic experience to ensure you get the best possible treatment for your whiplash. 

Don’t wait until it’s too late. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, visit our chiropractic office in Wilmington or call us at (302) 475-5600 to schedule an appointment.

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