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Whiplash Treatment Provided by Our Rensselaer County Chiropractor

If you have recently been in a rear-end collision or sustained an injury that placed a great deal of pressure on your neck, you may be at risk for whiplash. This condition may heal within a few days or last for months. A chiropractor like Dr. Cuttler from Cuttler Chiropractic, serving Rensselaer County and the general vicinity, can enhance your recovery.


Overview of Whiplash

Whiplash is classified as a neck or upper spine injury. Whiplash occurs when the force of a motor vehicle accident causes the ligaments of the neck to stretch too far and become injured. Sometimes, whiplash occurs immediately while other times, it can take up to 72 hours to feel the full effects.

Symptoms of Whiplash

One of the most common signs of whiplash is you have neck pain and stiffness. You might notice that the pain worsens whenever you move your neck. In some cases, you will not be able to move your neck as much as you once did because you lost some of your range of motion. 

The pain may stretch to your shoulders, arms, and upper back. If you sustain nerve damage, you might notice that you have numbness and tingling in your arms. Fatigue, headaches, and dizziness are also possible. 

Although it is not as common, your vision may become blurred. You might develop ringing in your ears. Sometimes, you will experience mood changes and irritability. Memory problems and difficulty concentrating are possible as well. 

Diagnosing Whiplash 

First and foremost, when you meet with Dr. Cuttler, he will ask you to fill out a complete medical history evaluation. Your practitioner will ask you about your recent injury or when the pain started. Also, during the diagnostic process, your chiropractor will ask you to move your neck in certain directions to evaluate your range of motion. Your practitioner will also use his hands to feel your neck to evaluate for soreness and swelling. Our chiropractor may also recommend you undergo imaging, such as an X-ray or an MRI scan.

Treating Whiplash 

Part of your treatment will likely include chiropractic techniques that are designed to increase the mobility of the joints and allow for improved healing. Our chiropractor may also guide you through exercises that will help relieve your pain and discomfort while optimizing your range of motion. Lifestyle advice is also a vital component of how to manage your condition. 

Whiplash Treatment in Rensselaer County, NY

With the care of a chiropractor, your injury can heal more effectively and quicker. Fortunately, a chiropractor like Dr. Cuttler can develop a plan designed to meet your specific needs, which enhances your healing even further. Schedule an appointment with Cuttler Chiropractic, serving Rensselaer County NY and the nearby region, by calling us at (518) 283-2371 if just sustained a neck injury.

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