Whiplash In Fort Collins


A whiplash injury is similar to how it sounds. During an accident, trauma, abuse, or fall, people can experience whiplash, where the neck and head are whipped from back to front. The injury gets its name from the motion of a whip being cracked. People who are in car accidents often experience whiplash.

Many Fort Collins patients who have been in a car accident don’t even experience symptoms of whiplash till weeks or months after the incident. By this time, the problem may have spread and caused other issues. Advanced healthcare can help with whiplash injuries and pain treatment in Fort Collins.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is when a person’s neck is whipped back to front during a car accident (especially rear-end collisions), while playing contact sports like football, or during an assault. When whiplash occurs, the spine and surrounding soft tissue can be severely compromised. Since whiplash is just the initial impact, the following things can also occur:

  • Disc bulges and herniation
  • Subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine),
  • Injured bones in the spine
  • Irritated and damaged nerves
  • Pulled ligaments and muscles in the neck

Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash injuries range in severity depending on the speed at which the accident took place, and in the case of a car crash, where the headrest was positioned. If the accident was high-impact or the headrest is too low, people often suffer from broken bones or damaged tissue. In these instances, chiropractic evaluation and care is highly recommended. Even mild-impact accidents can cause whiplash, so it important to see a chiropractor for whiplash injury and pain treatments in Fort Collins if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder, upper back and arm pain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain when turning the head
  • Inability to move or turn the head fully
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands and fingers
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression

These are a wide range of symptoms and many people may not even realize they are associated with whiplash. If you have been in an accident and are experiencing these symptoms in Fort Collins, it is important to see a chiropractor for help with whiplash injuries, in order to prevent a long-term problem from developing.

How Can Chiropractic Care Treat Whiplash?

Since a whiplash injury can impact the spine, nerves, and surrounding tissue, chiropractic care is an excellent avenue for treatment. If you have been in an accident, contact the team at Advanced Healthcare in Fort Collins to schedule a consultation for whiplash injuries or pain.

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2531 South Shields Street #2h
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 472-8333

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