Whiplash in Waukee IA

auto injuries are commonly helped by seeing a chiropractor

After suffering an accident injury, many individuals seek chiropractic therapy in Waukee IA to help them recover. In an automobile accident, whiplash is a frequent injury that happens when the head and neck are whipped from back to front, much like a whip is cracked. In most vehicle accidents, the car is hit from behind, resulting in whiplash. Whiplash can also develop as a result of other types of trauma, such as trauma, abuse, or falls.

In many cases, persons in Waukee IA who are involved in an accident do not even know they have had a whiplash injury until weeks or months later when the condition becomes persistent and causes additional complications. If you have suffered a whiplash injury as a result of an accident or other occurrence, this article will assist you in determining whether you have sustained a whiplash injury and how chiropractic therapy can help you to recover.


When the neck is whipped from back to front in a vehicle accident while participating in contact sports such as football, or on occasion as a result of an attack or other physical trauma, a variety of injuries to the spine and surrounding soft tissue can occur. Whiplash is the term used to describe the first impact, however, the consequences might include:

  • Bulges and herniation of the discs
  • Subluxations (when the vertebrae of your spine are knocked or slide out of alignment),
  • Bones in the spine that have been injured
  • Nerves that have been irritated and injured
  • Neck ligaments and muscles that have been pulled


Whiplash injuries can range in severity from minor to severe. When your headrest is positioned too low, the consequences of an accident are more severe. If the collision was very strong, there is a potential that bones may be fractured or tissue will be injured. Seeing a chiropractor and receiving an in-depth examination as well as diagnostic x-rays is highly suggested in this situation. Even though the impact didn’t feel very serious, you may be suffering from whiplash if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below:

  • Headache and stiffness in the neck
  • Pain in the shoulders, upper back, and arms
  • Headaches
  • Vision that is hazy
  • When you turn your head, it hurts.
  • Impossibility of completely moving or turning the head
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Itching or tingling sensations in the arms, hands, and fingers
  • Ear ringing is a common complaint.
  • Sleeping problems are a common occurrence.
  • Depression

The symptoms of whiplash are numerous and varied, and not all of them are directly associated with the injury. If you have been cleared by a doctor, your discomfort may still be caused by whiplash, and you may require therapy to repair the condition. If you have just had an injury, it is critical that you have your spine evaluated as quickly as possible. The sooner you begin to address the problem, the less likely it is that it will grow into a long-term problem.


Because the majority of whiplash episodes have an influence on the spine as well as the surrounding nerves and tissues, chiropractic care is a good option for treating the condition. Chiropractic physicians are highly trained in identifying the source of the pain associated with a whiplash injury and developing a treatment plan that is successful for the patient. Chiropractic treatments are non-invasive and mild. They are used to alleviate back pain. Many people get significant alleviation from the discomfort associated with whiplash after getting chiropractic treatment. They are then on the road to complete recovery. Call our staff at Adapt Family Chiropractic now to learn more about how chiropractic therapy can assist you in your recovery from a whiplash injury.


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Adapt Family Chiropractic

440 Laurel St Suite A
Waukee, IA 50263

(515) 207-5020