Have you recently been in a car accident or taken a hard fall and now have neck pain and an increase in your headaches? If you answered yes, you may have whiplash and need treatment from our whiplash doctor in Santa Clara.
What Is a Whiplash Injury
A whiplash injury is a severe [flexion]injury of the neck. Most people experience whiplash after a car accident because the force of the impact whips the head back and forth between the seat and the maximum forward extension of the neck. This causes a severe sprain and strain of the soft tissues in the neck and can misalign the cervical (neck) vertebrae.
Common Whiplash Symptoms
Individuals who experience a whiplash injury most often experience neck pain and stiffness as well as an increase in the severity and frequency of headaches. Individuals may experience pain in the shoulders and upper back as well as tingling and numbness down the arms as well as an increase in feelings of fatigue and dizziness. It’s important to note that the symptoms of whiplash tend to increase with time, and the onset of symptoms can occur 72 hours [or more] after the injury.
When Should You See a Whiplash Doctor in Santa Clara
Our whiplash doctor in Santa Clara recommends scheduling an appointment as soon as possible after your car accident, hard fall or getting hit in the head with an object. This is because, by the time you notice the neck stiffness, pain, and headaches, you may not associate it with the accident you experienced a few days ago.
If you forget to schedule an appointment or experience neck pain and stiffness several days after your accident, you should schedule an appointment as soon as you notice the symptoms. Getting an early treatment can help you heal faster and reduce the severity of your whiplash symptoms.
Benefits of Visiting a Chiropractor for Whiplash Treatments
When you think about visiting a doctor for your whiplash symptoms, don’t forget about your local chiropractor in Santa Clara. Our chiropractor can perform an examination, diagnose your whiplash, and create a customized treatment program to help you heal.
Chiropractic treatments don’t interfere with the treatments you are receiving from your family doctor
- Continuing chiropractic care can help you maintain your overall health
- Early chiropractic treatment may reduce the severity of your symptoms
- Natural treatment options that don’t advocate for the use of medications to mask Symptoms
- There are few to no side effects to receiving chiropractic care for your whiplash
Why Choose Hoewisch Family Chiropractic in Santa Clara
Our whiplash doctor in Santa Clara at Hoewisch Family Chiropractic can help you recover if you have a neck injury from a car accident, hard fall or from getting hit in the head with an object. Our chiropractor has been serving the local area since 1984 and offers advanced chiropractic techniques to help you recover, including chiropractic adjustments and KST chiropractic. Every treatment starts with a thorough evaluation in order to determine your injuries and to learn your expectations for your recovery and after your recovery.
Chiropractic adjustments are beneficial for whiplash because they help ensure the cervical [neck] vertebrae are properly aligned, maximize the range of motion of the joint, and can help reduce localized inflammation. These adjustments are performed [99% of the time with an instrument (the Arthrostim) that gives very gentle taps to the affected area. Many times this is] considered more comfortable than manual chiropractic adjustments.
KST chiropractic is a more targeted form of adjustment. The KST stands for Koren Specific Technique. This type of treatment involves looking for imbalances in the spine and body and performing the adjustments, according to the results of the tests. KST chiropractic has three steps, including challenging, checking and correcting. When it comes to treating whiplash, the challenging part of the KST treatment would involve evaluating the skull, neck, and spine. The checking step involves checking the muscles in the injured areas for weakness. The correcting step involves performing an instrument adjustment to the needed joint.
To schedule an appointment or initial consultation for your neck pain, stiffness, or car accident injuries, give us a call at (408) 985-8118.. We are a cash practice so there is no need to have insurance to get treatment from our chiropractor.