At Back in Balance Wellness Center, we provide chiropractic care for Bangor, ME, and Ellsworth, ME, residents. We can provide treatment for injuries and chronic conditions, including whiplash and headaches, with different types of chiropractic care.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash happens when your head is whipped back and forth suddenly. This typically occurs due to car accidents. When the vehicle comes to a stop, your head and neck keep going forward. The neck and head then snap back and forth, causing injuries.
Whiplash can also happen due to a fall, blow to the head, or other types of injuries and accidents.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash typically causes neck pain and stiffness. You may have difficulty moving your neck. You may also have pain in your shoulders, upper back, and even lower back.
You might also have headaches, irritability, confusion, loss of balance, and insomnia.
You may have headaches if you have whiplash. The pain might begin in the back of the head near the neck. The headache might radiate to the temples, top of your head, and down the neck from this point.
You may have constant pain, or it may come and go. It might be worse when you move your head, reading, or using smart devices. You may also have dizziness or nausea along with headache pain.
What Causes Whiplash Headaches?
There are different issues that can cause whiplash and whiplash headaches. Strain to the neck muscles are one cause. Misalignment of the spine or neck vertebrae might also contribute to the headaches.
Whiplash Headache Treatment
We have different methods for treating whiplash and headaches caused by whiplash:
A chiropractor on our team will likely begin the treatment process by performing a chiropractic adjustment. We will use gentle pressure and thrusts to correct any misalignments.
If you have whiplash, we will likely focus on your neck and your spine but we may also adjust your shoulders or other joints.
Therapeutic exercises can help you in your accident recovery process. A chiropractor on our team will teach you how to do the exercises we decide are beneficial. You'll then continue to do these exercises at home.
These exercises can help improve your range of motion, strengthen weak muscles, and reduce pain and inflammation.
Get Chiropractic Care from a Chiropractor on Our Team for Accident Injury Recovery
If you need to see a chiropractor for accident injury recovery in (207) 947-8077 Bangor, ME, or (207) 667-4678 Ellsworth, ME, contact us at Back In Balance Wellness Center. We offer treatment for headaches, whiplash, and many other conditions.