Whiplash is a common car accident and sports injury that can become a chronic problem when improperly treated. At One Life Chiropractic in Katy, Texas, Nathan D. Gomez, DC, and Brian Riggs, DC, use state-of-the-art methods that restore your body’s natural healing powers to treat whiplash quickly. For expert management of your whiplash, call the office or request an appointment online today.

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What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when your head and neck are suddenly forced beyond their normal range of motion. This unexpected back-and-forth movement stresses the structures in the neck, resulting in sprains and strains that lead to pain,

Car accidents and sports injuries are common causes of whiplash. However, any forceful back-and-forth movement of the head may injure the neck, resulting in whiplash, such as a physical assault or bad fall.

One Life Chiropractic takes a comprehensive approach to health and healing, using innovative methods that restore your body back to its natural healing state. They use these tools to help you quickly recover from whiplash.

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

Neck pain and stiffness are the common symptoms of whiplash. Other symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Tinnitus
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness

Depending on the extent of the injury, the pain may radiate into your shoulders or upper back.

Though whiplash symptoms may resolve on their own, getting an evaluation at One Life Chiropractic ensures you get the right treatment to address your specific injury.

What can I expect during a whiplash evaluation?

You can expect a thorough and patient-centered evaluation when you visit One Life Chiropractic for help with your whiplash. The providers take a holistic approach to care, focusing on healing your whole body, not just your neck pain.

They review the details of your whiplash injury and symptoms and ask how it affects your normal routine. They ask about your medical history and do a physical exam. Your provider may also take X-rays of your neck to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

One Life Chiropractic performs digital X-rays on-site, so you don’t have to go to another clinic for imaging.

What are the treatments for whiplash?

Your provider at One Life Chiropractic customizes your whiplash treatment plan based on the severity of your injury and symptoms. Treatments include the following:

  • Decompression
  • Manual manipulation
  • ArthoStim® therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF)
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Wharton’s jelly

One Life Chiropractic commonly uses these therapies for whiplash following car accidents. The goal of your plan is to get you fast and lasting results.

For expert whiplash care, call One Life Chiropractic or request an appointment online today.