If you are a resident of Wilmington, Newark, Bear, or Middletown, DE, and think you might have whiplash, look no further than Dr. Andrew Leitzke and Dr. Tyler Leitzke at Precision Health and Wellness. We have the experience and dedication to treat your injuries.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash occurs when the neck is forcibly moved forward and backward without any warning or preparation. Many different parts of the neck may be affected, including the cervical spine, muscles, nerves, and tendons.
Whiplash is mainly associated with auto injuries when a collision applies unexpected and excessive force to the body. Still, whiplash also affects athletes, particularly those who play contact sports like football and rugby. Whiplash may also occur if patients have been physically shaken, received a blow with a heavy object, fallen off their bike, or fallen while horseback riding.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Suppose you play contact sports or you have been in a collision. In that case, it is helpful if you can identify the symptoms usually associated with whiplash, as the long-term consequences of leaving it untreated can harm you and your overall quality of life.
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Shoulder pain that may or may not extend to the arms and hands
- Numbness in the hands or arms
- Lower back pain
- Dizziness and blurred vision
- Irritability and sleeplessness
You may display some or all these symptoms after you receive a neck injury. It is crucial to consult a medical professional for a diagnosis if you are injured to obtain the proper treatment.
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
The good news is that the Drs. Leitzke at Precision Health and Wellness, serving the Wilmington, Newark, Bear, and Middletown, DE areas, offer chiropractic care for those suffering from whiplash and other related injuries affecting the spine and musculoskeletal systems. To create a personalized treatment plan suitable for your needs, you will be thoroughly assessed, and for whiplash, this may include having x-rays done to help confirm a diagnosis.
Initially, acute whiplash can be treated with gentle stretches and manipulations for pain relief, and once the inflammation goes down, your chiropractor can make further adjustments. Precision Health and Wellness offers some of the following chiropractic treatments.
- Spinal adjustments, manipulation, and decompression
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Therapeutic exercise
- Electrical stimulation therapies
Suppose you have concerns about whiplash, the Drs. Leitzke and their team are available by appointment for Wilmington, Newark, Bear, and Middletown, DE residents. Call us today on (302) 449-1555, (302) 289-5425, or (302) 287-9914 so that we can help you towards better health.