Whiplash most commonly occurs after a car accident or other sudden impact causes trauma to the neck, and symptoms continue long after the accident. Dr. Kenyon treats patients who suffer from whiplash. If you live in or around Madison, Tennessee, and desire treatment for whiplash pain and other symptoms, contact Rivergate Chiropractic.
Whiplash is an injury that occurs because of a sudden, forceful movement of the neck. It can cause a variety of symptoms depending on the severity of the injury, including neck pain, stiffness, loss of mobility, headaches, tingling in the arms, pain in the shoulder, dizziness, fatigue, vision disturbances, trouble sleeping, and mood changes.
Whiplash is most common following car accidents, even minor accidents that occur at low speeds. In fact, studies show that a rear-end collision at 10 miles per hour can produce as much as 9 Gs of force in the neck.
Although auto accidents are the most frequent cause, whiplash may also occur because of a sports injury, physical abuse, or another type of trauma. As many as 1 million people in the United States suffer from whiplash every year.
The body has the ability to heal itself over time, and many patients with whiplash can recover completely with the right care. While mild cases of whiplash may require only rest, other patients will need professional treatment in order to gain relief from all of their symptoms. Without treatment, the patient may suffer chronic pain and ongoing limitations because of the injury.
Whiplash compromises the structural integrity of the cervical spine, leading to a host of symptoms. Each whiplash injury is unique, so Dr. Kenyon spends the first treatment session assessing and identifying the specific problems with the patient’s cervical spine. Then he develops a treatment program designed to deal with each of these issues and help the patient recover from the injury. If you’re experiencing whiplash pain, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Kenyon at Rivergate Chiropractic. The practice is currently welcoming new patients.
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