Although you don’t have any broken bones from your car accident, the soft tissue muscle injury in your neck is probably causing you a great deal of pain and suffering. If a hospital or doctor gave you a muscle relaxer, it might give you some relief, but it’s only masking the underlying causes for the need to take them. You can receive non-prescription Whiplash Injury Help in Round Rock TX that will correct the problem instead of hiding it.
Whiplash can occur during a car accident when there is a sudden change in direction such as the impact of two cars. You can also receive whiplash injuries while playing sports, being assaulted or being hit in the head by a falling object. Riding rollercoasters and slip and fall accidents can suddenly jolt the direction you were heading in causing whiplash.
Whiplash can give you tenderness in the back of your neck and shoulders. It can limit the range of motion in your neck, give you severe headaches and cause stiffness. When you visit a chiropractor for your whiplash injuries, they can gently manipulate the misalignment caused from the whiplash back into alignment. They can also perform decompression therapy which will take the pressure off of the discs in your neck and spine. If you’re having numbness in the arms or hands, you could have an irritated nerve from a disc that is pressing on the nerve.
The longer you wait on treatment for a whiplash injury, the more damage you can do to your body. Think of whiplash as a car out of alignment. If your car is out of alignment, your tires will begin to wear rapidly and you will continually replace the tires much faster than normal. Once your car is aligned, your tire wear will decrease and your car rides smoother. When you spine is out of alignment, pressure points in muscles, discs and nerves begin to develop and you feel worn out, tired and in pain. Once the chiropractor puts your spine and neck back into alignment, you’ll be well on your way to recovering without masking the pain and discomfort with a pill.