While we often associate whiplash with car accidents, this is not the only type of event that can cause whiplash! Whiplash can quickly turn into a much more serious issue. Because of this, it is important to receive professional care following any type of accident that could have caused your vertebrae to become misaligned.
At Longevity Effect, we seek to provide our patients with access to total health and wellness through a variety of chiropractic care and other holistic treatments. We have seen these methods to prove valuable in the treatment of whiplash of all degrees of severity.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the neck. Often the result of a car accident, whiplash can create serious damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and oftentimes the bones found in the neck. At impact, the vertebrae in your neck may become misaligned, eventually leading to severe pain and discomfort.
Many of our patients believe that whiplash will eventually treat itself. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Without professional care from a Tulsa Whiplash Chiropractor, whiplash can lead to more serious injuries such as chronic pain, ligament damage, depression, anxiety, arthritis, muscle spasms, muscle cramps, and even compression of the nerves in your neck.
While car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, this type of injury can be caused by a wide range of events including injuries while playing sports, diving from a high dive, heavy objects compressing the spine from the top of the head, falls that place excess stress on the neck, and more.
If you have experienced any type of accident or event that could have caused compression to your neck or spine, it is important to contact a Tulsa Whiplash Chiropractor.