If you recently suffered a sudden trauma — not just a car accident — and are experiencing neck pain, tingling in the arms and upper extremities and/or headaches, whiplash might be the cause.  Read on for information, then take the next step toward relief and schedule and appointment with Etheredge Chiropractic today!

Whiplash refers to a neck injury that can occur when the head suddenly moves backward then forward. While it is most commonly associated with rear-end collisions in a car accident or motor vehicle accident, it can happen from any type of sudden trauma. The force of the impact stretches muscles, tendons and ligaments in the neck.

Common causes include:

  • Rear-end collision car accidents
  • Contact sports collisions
  • Physical abuse or assault

 Symptoms include:

  • Neck pain
  • Upper back or shoulder pain
  • Stiffness
  • Headaches, dizziness, fatigue
  • Tingling, numbness in the upper extremities

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, take the next step toward relief and visit us at Etheredge Chiropractic. Schedule your appointment today! 

Treatments for whiplash include Spinal Manipulation, Class 4 Laser Therapy and Decompression Therapy.