Whiplash

Whiplash

Whiplash Treatment in Surrey

It’s dark and you have a flight of stairs to climb to get to your apartment. You try to be careful, but a sudden sound distracts you and you try to look back while your foot attempts to take the next step on auto-pilot. You don’t know how it happened, but your foot doesn’t connect with the step it was meant to.

Your brain tells you you’re tripping, but your body tries to save itself!

Your head, isolated by your neck, delays its reaction.

Even though your hands shoot out behind you to brace your body against the fall, your head snaps backwards!

Even a minor down a few steps can produce a whiplash injury. It may take a day or two, or even months for symptoms to appear. Now what do you do?

Don’t wait. Call our chiropractic service for an examination!

Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments are the best cure, because they are safe and natural. They help restore proper motion and position of individual spinal bones, and also promote proper healing.

Do not put off getting this treated! Ignoring the pain won’t make the whiplash go away, it will only cause more damage and will take longer to heal.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Why do my arms and hands hurt?
    A quivering or tingling sensation and numbness in the arms and hands is quite common after an auto accident. This is because the spine houses all the nerves to the arms and hands, and most often the spine is the first area to sustain trauma. As a reaction to the loss of proper spinal curves or directly affected by the trauma, lower back pain can also crop up.
  • Why didn’t my headaches start immediately after my accident, and occur over a week later?
    This is because when your body’s ability to adjust to the constantly changing environment is exhausted, that is when symptoms occur. It is quite possible that at the time of your accident, your body wasn’t exhausted, and the after-effects of the trauma endured resulted in the headaches. There could be factors other than the accident affecting your body, such as stress, physical strain, etc. These symptoms can take days, weeks, months or even years to arise.
  • Why is so much trauma caused to the spine after even minor impacts?
    When a major car accident happens, it is the car that takes the majority of the impact, whereas in minor car accidents, the drivers and passengers absorb the impact.
  • How do I avoid a whiplash injury?
    The most common cause of whiplash injuries is car accidents. This is where defensive driving skills come in. Follow the traffic rules and make sure your car lights are working properly. Keep checking your rear view and side mirrors to protect yourself from rash drivers.

Call Morgan Creek Family Chiropractic in Surrey today at 604-385 2020 to book an appointment for whiplash treatment.