If you’ve recently suffered an injury from a work or auto accident in Redding, we want to help. Whiplash, a very common side effect of violent impact, can be debilitating and, left untreated, can even cause lifelong problems. If you want to make sure you don’t have to deal with the effects for life, get in touch with Churn Creek Chiropractic today. But first, take a moment to learn more about whiplash.

Causes of Whiplash

Whiplash is caused by sudden whipping forward or backward of the head. In the case of automobile accidents, whiplash is most commonly caused by being impacted from behind. The result is that your head first slams backward into the headrest, hyperextending the neck, before rebound and jerking forward – also called hyperflexing the neck. While car wrecks most frequently cause this condition, it can be caused by any violent blow to the head or body that causes the neck to move forward or backward abruptly.

The pain and discomfort of whiplash comes from tearing in the neck muscles and ligaments. In milder cases, this would be called neck strain, which can result from lifting or sitting improperly. True whiplash, however, causes significant symptoms.

Signs and Symptoms of Whiplash

If you think you might have whiplash, look for the following symptoms:

  • Stiffness and pain in the neck
  • Headache or migraine
  • Shoulder, back or arm pain, stiffness or weakness
  • Dizziness, vertigo or vision problems
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Pain in the jaw

In very severe cases, you may experience a range of emotional and mental symptoms as well as the physical. This is referred to as “whiplash associated disorder” and an cause depression, anxiety, anger, frustration, stress, insomnia, PTSD or drug dependency. That’s why it’s so important to seek whiplash treatment right away.

Chiropractic Treatment in Redding for Whiplash

There is no one chiropractic treatment that works for whiplash. Rather, our Redding chiropractor will recommend treatment based on the individual case. Nevertheless, there are a few common treatments you may receive, such as spinal manipulation, muscle relaxation or stimulation, lifestyle changes and exercises to do at home. Combined, these chiropractic treatments will put joints back into place, align the spine and help heal tears or bruises.

Addressing the symptoms of whiplash right away is the best way to ensure you do not suffer secondary problems from the accident, so see a reputable chiropractor as soon as you can.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Redding Chiropractor for Pain Relief

If you’re looking for a Redding chiropractor, look no further than Churn Creek Chiropractic. Led by Dr. Donovan Hutchings D.C. and Dr. Stephen Edwards D.C., the practice provides pain remedies and solutions to a wide variety of maladies. We serve Anderson, Bella Vista, Centerville, Happy Valley, Cottonwood, Shasta Lake City, Red Bluff, Palo Cedro, Weed, Yreka, and Shasta County, CA, as well as Redding.

When you’re ready to get in touch with our chiropractor, call us at (530) 221-4991. We look forward to helping you find relief from your pain and better health today.