Whiplash happens when your head is rapidly thrown back and then forward again, even at speeds as low as 5 miles per hour. This hyperextension of the ligaments and muscles can cause severe pain in the neck and shoulders as well as headaches, dizziness and numbness in the arms and fingers.
While rear-end collisions are by far the most common cause of whiplash, this injury can also happen while playing sports or through accidents at work.
Whiplash involves injury to the soft tissues of the neck and shoulders, including the ligaments, tendons, muscles and spinal discs. If left untreated, whiplash can cause substantial long-term and often debilitating pain.
That’s why we recommend coming in for an exam as soon as possible after you are in a car accident or other impact-related incident.
We often combine this therapy with massage, exercise and trigger point therapy to create a comprehensive solution that will eliminate your pain.
Dr. Jorgensen is a whiplash specialist who is an expert in treating spinal alignment issues resulting from car accidents. When you visit our office for whiplash treatment, we’ll go over the details of the crash to pinpoint precisely the injured soft tissues.
We’ll do a comprehensive evaluation to determine your treatment. Should your injury require surgery or medication, we’ll gladly refer you to one of our trusted medical colleagues so you can get the relief you need.
At Northwest Accident and Injury Clinic, we’ve helped hundreds of patients recover from whiplash-related injuries and get back to a pain-free life. If you think you might have whiplash, please call our office today or schedule your free consultation online.