Whiplash

Personal Injury and Whiplash in Atlanta

What is personal injury?

An accident-related injury is considered a personal injury case. These cases can involve a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall or pedestrian accident. Common conditions associated with personal injuries are whiplash, cervical and lumbar sprain/strain as well as shoulder pain. The injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering. Many patients use attorneys to help negotiate settlements. If you were involved in a personal injury accident and don’t have an attorney, H2H Wellness Centers can refer one to you.

Whiplash in Atlanta

Chiropractic care is a profession dedicated to the non-surgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system or musculoskeletal system.  If you are having pain from whiplash in Atlanta, you have an important resource in Dr. Latrice Lawrence of H2H Wellness Centers.

What is Whiplash?

We have all heard the term and the name, whiplash, says it all.  This serious condition is caused when the neck is “whipped” front to back, back to front, or side to side from a car accident or serious injury.

Whiplash can also occur from physical activity, such as, sports, ruff housing, assault, trauma, slips and falls, or even sudden movements involving the neck and spine.

No matter the cause, the after affects from whiplash can be severe and painful resulting in other nervous system or musculoskeletal system issues.

What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

Symptoms from whiplash can be immediate or delayed and pain can be categorized as mild discomfort to severe pain.  Whiplash injuries tend to be more significant than other injuries treated by a Chiropractor.  This is due to the extreme mechanism and cause of a whiplash injury.

The swift and forceful whipping of the neck can lead to the following symptoms:

  • Neck pain
  • Arm pain
  • Shoulder, upper back pain
  • Headaches or Migraines
  • Blurry vision
  • Motion pain of the neck
  • Loss of neck mobility
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands and fingers
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of appetite or increased appetite
  • Irritability
  • Depression

 

Whiplash can cause a series of serious problems, in addition to loss from work or personal activities.  If whiplash were not a serious injury, automobiles and many contact sports would not have as many preventative devices to protect the neck from whipping back and forth or side to side.

Protective devices such as headrests and airbags are designed to protect the head and neck during a car accident.  Protective devices such as neck braces and padding is used in NASCAR and INDY CAR racing.  The same protective measures are used in contact sports such as football.  Finally, protective devises are used at amusement parks and amusement rides that could result in whiplash to occur.

Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

Chiropractic care by an experienced Chiropractor trained in whiplash care is paramount for an effective treatment plan. Chiropractors are skilled in evaluating whiplash through interviewing patients, examination and x-rays.

With personal injury cases the sooner you document your injuries the better for your case. If the injury is motor vehicle or slip and fall related report the incident to the local police.