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Risks of Not Receiving Treatment for Whiplash - What You Need to Know

Written By Martinez Chiropractic Center on November 16, 2018

Being involved in a car accident is scary. Of course, your health and safety are your first concern, but there are so many other things to worry about, too – the insurance claims, the paperwork, the vehicle, etc. 

But what about the side effects that often appear later, such as whiplash? Is it possible you could be experiencing symptoms caused by improper whiplash treatment?

How Do I Know If I Need Whiplash Treatment?

The most common symptoms of whiplash are stiff neck and pain. But there are other symptoms as well, such as:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Irritability

Whiplash symptoms can appear as soon as 24 hours following an accident or can take even longer to appear. If you don’t feel the symptoms right away, you may be tempted to believe you are perfectly fine. Oftentimes, people mistake these symptoms as just minor aggravations.

But left untreated, whiplash can cause months and potentially years of aggravating physical symptoms. These symptoms can range anywhere from chronic neck pain to headaches and limited range of motion. 

There are also other types of problems that can result from leaving whiplash untreated. Many accident victims don’t realize you can experience a constant ringing in your ears or vertigo. 

Whether the pain is in your neck or back, physical or neurological, it can have a major impact on your wellbeing. These can prevent you from feeling your best and living your best life. 

What Are My Options for Whiplash Treatment?

Fortunately, chiropractic care is an effective, drug-free alternative for whiplash treatment. Depending on the severity and duration of your symptoms, a chiropractor can create a treatment plan that is right for you. 

There are multiple options available and your chiropractor will determine the best path for your health. It could involve treatments such as realignment of the spine, hot and cold packs, and/or pain relief gels.

Seeking treatment within a week of an accident is critical to setting up a personalized plan. Your recovery is the number one goal.

Your Best Plan for Whiplash Treatment

Our team at Martinez Chiropractic is trained to recognize the best course of whiplash treatment tailored to your needs. We are ready to discuss the options available to you, so you don’t have to live with the long-term symptoms of untreated whiplash. Call (305) 388-7577 today to schedule an appointment.

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