Whiplash FAQs

One of the most common complications resulting from an auto accident injury is whiplash. The rapid back-and-forth motion of the neck is what causes whiplash. There are various complications as a result of whiplash, some of which may surprise you. If you live in the Urbana area and believe you have suffered from whiplash, contact our team at Paunicka Chiropractic Clinic.


What Causes Whiplash?

Forceful movements are almost always the culprit for whiplash. These forceful motions are commonplace during rear-end car accidents. An abrupt acceleration-deceleration movement is an ideal environment for muscle, tendon, and ligament strain.

What Symptoms Should I Expect?

If you experience headaches, neck stiffness or pain, and dizziness, you may have been subjected to whiplash. Another surprising symptom is pain moving down the arm. Another caution is that you may not feel any of these symptoms right away. It could be hours or days before they creep up.

How is a Whiplash Diagnosis Determined?

A chiropractor or other medical professional performs thorough evaluations to make this decision. These consultations may include a physical exam, a detailed explanation of what occurred, and imaging.

Is There a Typical Treatment for Whiplash?

Chiropractic care is an exceedingly effective approach to whiplash treatment. During these gentle adjustments, proper alignment is restored. These treatments alleviate pain and promote healing. Other therapies like massage, exercises, and cold or heat therapy may also be recommended.

What's the Expected Recovery Time?

Every patient is different, as is their recovery time. Recovery time varies depending on the severity of the injury. While some individuals experience relief within a few weeks, others may require more extended periods of care to achieve full recovery.

Why Choose Paunicka Chiropractic Clinic?

Our team at Paunicka Chiropractic Clinic in Urbana are the experts for whiplash care. You are truly in the best hands when you visit our clinic. Our skilled chiropractors have extensive experience in providing effective and tailored care for whiplash patients. We take a holistic approach to care, focusing on the whole patient and not just symptom relief.

The underlying cause of the injury is just as important to promote long-term wellness. We have a deep understanding that each patient's condition is unique. As a result, we create personalized treatment plans that align with individual needs, ensuring the most appropriate and effective care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor who has an extensive understanding of whiplash and its symptoms.

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