I Had to Learn About Whiplash the Hard Way

I have heard of whiplash before, but I really did not know too much about it. I knew that it was most often associated with car accidents, so that was my first concern when I was involved in one myself. Another driver’s tire blew out, causing him to swerve and hit our car. My head bounced back really hard against the head protector, but our air bags did not go off. I was in pain though, which is why I wanted to look at the website of a Redding chiropractor to learn more about the injuries associated with car accidents.

I wanted to find out as much as I could so I could determine if I needed to make an appointment or just wait out the pain for a few days. I read about what causes whiplash, which is exactly what happened to me when my head hit the headrest really hard. I then read about the symptoms of whiplash, and it made more sense to me then. I was experiencing pain in both my lower back as well as my shoulders. I thought that whiplash was just pain in the neck area, but I found out that it can cause a lot more than just that.

It can cause pain throughout the body, plus it can also make a person dizzy, feel irritable, and get poor sleep. I definitely wanted to be checked out because I did not want it to get even worse. I had to have a CT scan, and the diagnosis was made from that. I was just grateful to know what the problem was, because then a treatment plan was able to be devised. It did hurt for days, but I actually feel better now than I did even before the car accident. I may continue to go for adjustments for that reason alone.