Car Accident Chiropractor in Stillwater

auto injuries are commonly helped by seeing a chiropractor

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries resulting from car accidents in Stillwater and it can lead to so much more than one might think. Some of the symptoms of whiplash include headaches, jaw pain, stiff neck, numbness and tingling, shoulder, arm and hand pain, insomnia, fatigue, and/or depression.

When the head is forced past its normal range of motion, damages to nerves, muscles, and ligaments occur to the soft tissue. Often, symptoms show up weeks, months, or even years later. If you have experienced whiplash in the past, get relief by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Klug at Anchored Health Chiropractic today!


Whiplash in Stillwater

When the neck is whipped from back to front during a car accident, while playing contact sports such as football, or occasionally from an assault or other physical trauma, a number of things can happen to the spine and surrounding soft tissue. Whiplash describes the initial impact, but the results can include:

  • Disc bulges and herniation
  • Subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine),
  • Injured bones in the spine,
  • Irritated and damaged nerves
  • Pulled ligaments and muscles in the neck

What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

Whiplash injuries can range from mild to very severe. Injuries tend to be more significant when your headrest is positioned too low. If the impact was quite severe or the headrest was low there is the possibility that bones are broken or tissue is damaged.

It is highly recommended that you see a chiropractor and receive a thorough examination and x-rays. Even if the impact seemed mild, you may have whiplash if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder, upper back, and arm pain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain when turning the head
  • Inability to move or turn the head fully
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, and fingers
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression

As you can see there are a wide range of symptoms and not all of them may be immediately traceable to whiplash. Even if you have been cleared by a doctor, your pain could still be related to whiplash and you may need treatment to correct the problem. If you have recently been injured it's important to get your spine checked as soon as possible. The sooner that you start treating the issue the less chance you have of it developing into a long-term problem.


Chiropractic Care for Car accidents

Because the majority of whiplash incidents impact the spine and the surrounding nerves and tissues, chiropractic care is an excellent avenue for treatment. Chiropractic doctors are skilled in assessing the source of the pain associated with a whiplash injury and determining a plan for effective treatment.

Chiropractic treatments are gentle and non-invasive. Through small adjustments, people find great relief from the pain associated with whiplash and are set on a road to full recovery. Call our team at Anchored Health Chiropractic to discover how chiropractic care can help you recover from whiplash.

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Monday
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3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
9:30am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
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Thursday
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3:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
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3:00pm - 6:00pm


Saturday
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Anchored Health Chiropractic

1060 Curve Crest Boulevard #102
Stillwater, MN 55082

(651) 571-0201