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Whiplash: What it is and how to get help

Whiplash: What it is and how to get help


Whiplash is an injury when the neck is suddenly forced backward and then forward, put the spine into distress and often pain.

Whiplash occurs most often in auto accidents when the car has been rear-ended. However, there are other things that may cause whiplash: assault, jumping from great heights, certain roller coasters, sports such as football or rugby, and other high-functioning activities.  According to Spine Health, there are certain factors that may cause whiplash such as having prior pain at the time of the injury, having Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, older age and of female gender.

The pain caused by whiplash can be excruciating. You may experience stiffness and instability within the shoulder, neck, and even arm area. You should seek help when your pain increases or you experience coordination imbalance or mental health issues.

Dr. Jean can help you with whiplash. After a physical exam of your reflexes and other body movements, Dr. Jean will have enough information to diagnose where your pain may be coming from. Possibly x-rays or MRIs may be ordered. Depending on how the whiplash occurred, Dr. Jean will perform a series of adjustments to your neck area. He may use manipulation, muscle relaxation and/or stimulation, various exercises, and suggestions for lifestyle changes.

If you’re dealing with a whiplash injury, Dr. Jean Exume will help you get back into a more comfortable condition for your body and your mind.

 

Whiplash Specialist
Whiplash is a common injury after an auto accident. Fredericksburg, VA, Stafford, VA, Spotsylvania, VA, Falmouth, VA, King George, VA, and other Northern Virginia area residents who have the upper cervical pain and other difficult symptoms associated with this condition can count on Dr. Jean Exume, a chiropractor at Desiring Health Specific Chiropractic, to help.
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Megan Bingham

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