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Chiropractic Care for Whiplash at Cole Chiropractic Center

Whiplash is a condition caused by a person’s head jolting back and forth, leading to pain and discomfort around the upper cervical spine. This injury is normally the result of a car accident. Although your neck may seem fine at first, whiplash can cause minor issues that develop into serious problems when left untreated. If you have whiplash, our team at Cole Chiropractic Center in Cordova is here to help. We offer personalized care to naturally treat the root cause of the condition without any medications or invasive procedures.

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Common Causes of Whiplash

When your neck endures excessive strain due to a forceful impact, it can cause the ligaments and tendons in your neck to tear and stretch. We often see patients that experience whiplash due to:

  • Horseback riding
  • Car accidents
  • Contact sports such as karate, football, or boxing
  • Cycling accidents
  • Blows to the head
  • Falls that cause the head to jerk violently

Symptoms of Whiplash

Symptoms of whiplash will normally appear 24 hours after the collision or accident. However, it may take a few days for symptoms to appear. The most common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck stiffness and pain
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Weariness

Less common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Irritability
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Problems with memory and concentration
  • Chronic pain in the shoulders, neck, or head
  • Not being able to sleep well

Diagnosing Whiplash

In order to accurately diagnose whiplash, our chiropractors ask you various questions. For example, we ask how the accident occurred, the location of your pain, and whether the pain is sharp, shooting, or dull. We will also examine your medical history and overall health to assess how your body is dealing with whiplash.  Our doctors may order an x-ray to make sure the pain you are experiencing is not associated with another type of injury or disease, such as arthritis. We may also require an MRI or CT scan to assess potential nerve damage or spinal misalignments that occurred during the collision. If your doctor suspects a brain injury, then he or she will perform a PET scan or a DTI for further imaging. 

Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

After a thorough assessment, our chiropractors will create a treatment plan that’s personalized for your unique needs. Common treatment options we offer for whiplash include:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Muscle stimulation or relaxation
  • Dry needling
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Lifestyle advice
  • Instrument-assisted therapy
  • Soft tissue therapies

Contact Us for Pain Relief from Our Chiropractor in Cordova, TN

Regardless of the type of pain or discomfort you’re experiencing, our chiropractors will work with you throughout your recovery journey. Our team at Cole Chiropractic Center is dedicated to providing our patients the care they need for long-term wellness. If you are looking for chiropractic care in or around the Cordova area, give us a call to schedule your first consultation or to learn more about how we can help. 

Request an Appointment Using the Form or Call Us at (901) 755-5515.

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Cole Chiropractic Center

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