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4 Signs You May Need to Seek Whiplash Treatment After a Car Accident

Written By Breen Chiropractic Clinic, PC on September 14, 2020

auto injuryThe number of people who seek car accident treatment right after an auto accident is surprisingly lower than you may think. Most individuals are so hopped up on adrenaline following an accident that they don’t even realize they require medical attention, such as whiplash treatment or treatment for a concussion.

4 Signs You Should Seek Out Whiplash Treatment ASAP

In 2017, the state of VA recorded an average of 127,375 auto accidents and 65,306 reported related injuries. Those numbers don’t include victims who sought treatment for symptoms that began hours or days after their accidents. 

Why? Many people don’t understand that symptoms of conditions such as whiplash often don’t show up for hours or even days following the incident. This is why it’s vital to know the symptoms in advance so that you can seek car accident treatment as soon as you begin experiencing symptoms. 

Here are four signs you should seek whiplash treatment ASAP:

1. Neck Pain or Stiffness

Along with headaches, neck pain and stiffness are some of the most common and recognizable symptoms of whiplash. These pains often begin showing up hours after the accident once the body’s adrenaline levels start to decline.

2. Tingling/Numbness in the Arms

These are also common signs that you may be suffering from whiplash and are a direct result of the head being tossed back and forth during an accident. The forceful movement can cause damage to the nerves in the neck, leading to these symptoms. 

3. Fatigue

Many car accident victims suffer from head injuries without knowing it. Whiplash can cause unexplained fatigue, which, again, is the result of the head being tossed back and forth, causing potential damage to the brain. 

4. Mood Changes/Memory Problems/Difficulties Concentrating

The potential brain injuries that are associated with whiplash can also cause unexplained mood changes, along with memory problems and difficulties concentrating. Symptoms such as these can be serious and require immediate whiplash treatment. 

Car Accident Treatment in Manassas, VA

Car accidents of any magnitude need to be taken seriously. The team at Breen Chiropractic Clinic, PC, understand this and are ready to help you find the right treatment for your needs. 

If you’ve recently been involved in a car accident and are seeking whiplash treatment, contact us today or call our Manassas, VA, office at (703) 368-4040.

Posted In: Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment Whiplash