Dallas, TX Whiplash Care from Dr. Erin Stark Calaway
Whiplash is a devastating neck injury that can cause a wide range of unpleasant symptoms and limitations. If your case of whiplash has debilitated you and made your miserable, you should know that our Dallas, TX whiplash chiropractors at APEX Wellness Center can provide you with safe, natural, drug-free relief.
Whiplash is considered a severe form of neck strain that involves both hyperextension, in which the neck is bent backward, and hyperflexion, in which the neck is bent forward. These motions occur with great speed and force, which is why they are said to resemble the lash of a whip. Even at low speeds, the impact force of a collision can throw the head toward the windshield. If your body is restrained (as it should be) by a shoulder harness, the rebound force then throws the head back again.
These violent actions can damage muscles and ligaments in the neck while also dislocating the cervical vertebrae and their vertebral discs. In addition to the intense pain and stiffness resulting from the soft tissue injury, you may have slipped or herniated discs pressing against the sensitive spinal cord and nerve roots of the upper spinal column. This not only creates significant pain at the injury site; it can also disrupt nerve signals to other parts of the body. This may cause symptoms such as:
- Referred pain to the face, jaw, shoulders, arms and hands
- Numbness or tingling in the upper extremities
- Trouble thinking or concentrating
- Severe mood swings
- Vision or hearing problems
Prompt treatment of whiplash is critically important. The longer you let this kind of auto injury go untreated, the greater the potential for additional damage and the formation of internal scar tissue that inhibits recovery. Visit our whiplash chiropractor as soon as possible for a thorough physical examination and spinal screening. Based on those findings, Dr. Erin Stark Calaway and Dr. Nikki Porteus can administer careful, precisely-targeted chiropractic adjustments to correct subluxation (misalignment) of the cervical spine. This helps to bring vertebrae and discs back into their proper position, relieving all the symptoms created by nerve impingement.
Contact our Dallas, TX Whiplash Chiropractor at APEX Wellness Center
APEX Wellness Center also offers a range of other natural treatment methods as part of our holistic approach toward healing. Massage therapy, for example, may be recommended to help injured tissues feel better and heal more quickly. Physical therapy can help you rehabilitate damaged or weakened neck muscles and regain your full range of motion. We may even offer acupuncture, nutritional counseling and other natural techniques as part of a customized healing program. Call 972-392-9402 to schedule an appointment with our Dallas, TX team!