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Whiplash

Natural Whiplash Treatment for Vaughan ON Residents

The lash of a whip is so quick and forceful that the resulting "crack" sound is actually a small sonic boom. The neck strain injury known as whiplash can occur just as quickly, which is how it has earned its much-dreaded name. A common car accident injury, whiplash can cause debilitating symptoms, while the underlying damage may grow progressively worse without prompt care.

Fortunately, Vaughan ON whiplash sufferers can receive the safe, effective, non-pharmaceutical treatment they need right here at Synergy Rehab & Physiotherapy.

whiplash treatment from our chiropractor in Vaughan

Whiplash Causes, Symptoms and Complications

Whiplash may be more properly thought of as a syndrome, or collection symptoms related to a specific problem or event. That's because a case of whiplash may actually involve multiple injuries to different components in the neck. It occurs when the head is thrown into sharp, violent motion while the body remains still.

The most common whiplash scenario is a car accident injury situation. While most of your body may be held stationary by your seat belt harness during a sudden stop, your head's weight is free to respond to momentum. This may cause it to fly backward, causing hyperextension of the neck, and then forward, causing hyperflexion. The resulting damage may include:

  • Strained muscles and tendons
  • Sprained ligaments
  • Dislocated or misaligned cervical vertebrae
  • Herniated vertebral discs
  • Pinched cervical nerve roots or spinal cord tissue

Whiplash may leave you unable to turn your head due to acute neck stiffness and pain -- but that agony is just part of the experience. If you have compressed nerve tissue due to cervical misalignment or herniated discs in the neck, you also experience everything from headaches and dizziness to mood disorders, memory issues, ringing in the ears, and vision problems.

Drug-Free Relief from Our Chiropractor

Our chiropractor can help you achieve drug-free relief from your whiplash symptoms -- and the sooner you get help, the better. Whiplash injuries can get worse and worse the longer you delay treatment, possibly leaving you with internal scarring that inhibits motion. We can evaluate your cervical spine to catch any vertebral or disc problems that need correcting.

Cervical chiropractic adjustments can bring neck components back into line with each other, relieving nerve compression and joint stiffness. We can also administer massage therapy to relieve soft tissue pain, as well as a variety of physiotherapy techniques to help you regain pain-free range of motion.

Don't Delay -- Call Our Chiropractic Center Today!

Don't let your whiplash get the better of you by putting off treatment. Call Synergy Rehab & Physiotherapy at 905-856-4174 right now schedule an evaluation so we can put you on the road to recovery!