Whiplash FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Whiplash

As a prevalent injury, people often have questions about whiplash, its symptoms, treatment, and recovery. Going through a car accident can cause high amounts of stress. Whether you're dealing with damage to your car or recovering from an injury, the aftermath can be overwhelming. At Reimer Wellness Center in Los Altos, CA, our chiropractic team is here to provide the treatment and support you need to get well fast. In this section, we will address some frequently asked questions about whiplash to understand this condition and how to manage it effectively.


What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a neck injury commonly due to a sudden and forceful back-and-forth head and neck movement. It is most often associated with rear-end car collisions, but can also result from sports injuries, falls, and other accidents.

Normally, the neck, shoulders, and upper back muscles stabilize your head in the event of an impact. In a car accident, there is rarely enough time for the body's muscles to stabilize the head. Accidents can cause trauma to the neck's bones, ligaments, muscles, and nerves.

What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

It's important to note that whiplash symptoms may not appear immediately after an accident. Many people do not notice signs of whiplash until a few days after their seatbelt or airbag injuries. Severity varies from person to person and depends on impact. Symptoms of whiplash may include headaches, neck stiffness, shoulder pain, upper back and arms ache, dizziness, vertigo, and difficulty focusing.

Can Chiropractic Treatment Help?

Chiropractic treatment is a safe and effective option for whiplash due to a car accident. The sooner you can get treatment for whiplash, the better. If you've been in an accident that could have occurred, visit our chiropractor before your symptoms begin. Recovery will be faster than waiting until symptoms appear.

Our chiropractor will work with you to create a treatment plan for whiplash. Many patients seek care for whiplash recovery with treatment modalities, including spinal manipulation, trigger point therapy, and instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy.

Reimer Wellness Center Is Here to Help

If you've been in a car accident, visiting our chiropractor is important. Seatbelt injuries and airbag injuries can take time to develop. By seeing our car accident chiropractor soon after your accident, you're giving your body a head start for recovery. Reach out to Reimer Wellness Center in Los Altos, CA, to learn how our chiropractic care team can help you recover. Call our office at (650) 949-3232 to schedule an appointment.


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