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Our Chiropractor in Naperville, IL Offers Holistic Solutions for Whiplash Syndrome

Whiplash is a common syndrome seen and treated by our chiropractor in Naperville, IL. We're proud to help people of all ages who are dealing with this condition find natural solutions that can help them regain their comfort and function.

Woman with whiplash after an auto accident.

What is Whiplash & How Does it Occur? 

Whiplash occurs when the body is subjected to a sudden and rapid acceleration/deceleration force combination. This means that a person's moving body suddenly stops or changes direction. This frequently happens in car accidents (even minor ones), but can also occur in incidents like falls, sports accidents, and other types of accidents (e.g., turbulence on a plane, train accidents, etc.). 

This sudden movement causes the neck to move in a whip-like fashion and impose a significant strain on the connective tissues in this area: muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, fascia, and joints. 

Common Signs & Symptoms of Whiplash 

It can take some time for a whiplash injury to reveal any symptoms. This is because flight-or-fight hormones, which naturally increase during traumatic events, can mask symptoms for several days or weeks until they return to their normal pre-incident level. When symptoms do show up, whether immediately or after a delay, they can include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Inflammation
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Jaw pain and dysfunction
  • Shoulder pain and stiffness
  • Numbness and tingling in the neck, shoulder, and arms

Why Early Chiropractic Care is Beneficial for Whiplash 

As mentioned, symptoms of whiplash don't always show up right away following an incident, but even during asymptomatic periods, there still can be inflammation and tissue damage going on and potentially getting worse. Our recommendation? Consult with a doctor of chiropractic as soon as possible following your accident, even if you feel fine. You can still benefit from the healing services we can offer and prevent an acute injury from turning into a chronic, long-lasting problem.

Our services include things like:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Acupuncture
  • Auricular therapy

Together, these services can naturally soothe inflammation and pain, promote and accelerate cellular repair and healing, relieve muscle and fascial tension, and restore normal alignment and function within the spinal system a well as the rest of your body—after all, it's easy to imagine how jarring a car accident can be on your skeletal system!

Do You Believe You're Suffering from Whiplash Syndrome? Contact Our Naperville Chiropractor Today

Naperville chiropractor Dr. Tim Erickson is here to help you discover what it's like to manage or heal from whiplash and other conditions without having to rely exclusively on drugs or invasive procedures. To schedule your initial consultation, contact Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture now at 630-983-1805.

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