Quality Chiropractic Care
If you are suffering from whiplash, the first step you need to take is to schedule an appointment with a trusted chiropractor who will evaluate the severity of your condition and get you on the road to recovery. Read some common advice that your chiropractor may recommend.
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• For at least 2-3 weeks, avoid activities that bring on or worsen your pain and stiffness
• Do not lift or carry anything heavy or participate in sports
• Do not sit for long periods of time
• Use an orthopedic head support pillow while sleeping
• If possible, stay active by taking short walks on a regular basis
• If you have pain when you move your head or the pain involves your shoulder or arms, your doctor may recommend a soft neck collar or a natural pain reliever
While recovering and under care, contact your chiropractor if any of the following occurs:
• Neck pain and stiffness return after they initially went away
• Neck pain is so severe that it interferes with your daily activities
• The pain spreads to your shoulders or arms
• You have numbness, tingling or weakness in your arms or legs
• You have problems with your bladder or bowels
• Headaches become severe and do not resolve