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Posted on 09-07-2017

Important Information on Whiplash Symptoms from Our Denver Area Chiropractor

Whiplash is a painful condition that can develop after a traumatic incident that whips your head backward and then forward with a great deal of force. Car accidents, particularly rear-end collisions, are a common cause of whiplash, although sports injuries, physical abuse, and amusement park rides can cause symptoms of whiplash. Symptoms of whiplash can be quite debilitating and prevent you from going to work, taking care of your family, and engaging in your favorite hobbies. Fortunately, chiropractic care from an experienced chiropractor can help alleviate the symptoms of whiplash.

Woman with mild whiplash after a car accident.

Denver Area Chiropractor Discusses Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash symptoms typically develop within 24 hours of a traumatic incident. These symptoms include:

  • Neck pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Jaw pain
  • Pain that worsens when you move your neck
  • Limited range of motion in your neck
  • Headaches, usually starting at the base of your skull
  • Pain or tenderness in your shoulder, arms or upper back
  • Vision and hearing problems
  • Tingling or numbness in your arms
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue

If you have whiplash, you might also experience the following symptoms:

  • Blurred vision
  • Tinnitus, which is ringing in your ears
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Depression
  • Irritability

While most people with whiplash develop symptoms within the first 24 hours, adrenaline and shock can sometimes mask symptoms. Anyone who has been in an accident, particularly a rear-end car collision, should see a chiropractor for a chiropractic assessment to uncover any lurking injuries.

Most people recover from the symptoms of whiplash within a few days to several weeks after the injury. Chiropractic care can help alleviate symptoms of whiplash, improve range of motion, optimize healing, and improve recovery time.

Contact Our Local Aurora Chiropractor Today!

If you are experiencing whiplash symptoms, make an appointment with our chiropractic team at Synergy Health Partners. We see patients living throughout the Denver area and have offices in Aurora and Thornton. Make an appointment with our chiropractor in Aurora, located at 14111 E Alameda Ave # 200, by calling (303) 343-1357. Contact Synergy Health Partners at our 8515 Pearl St # 100 location in Thornton, CO, by calling 303-630-0400.

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