Whiplash FAQs

If you've recently been in a car accident, you may be experiencing some pain and discomfort. If this is the case, you may have whiplash. Whiplash is a common injury that can occur after a car accident and causes a lot of neck pain and discomfort. We would like to answer some of the common questions about whiplash. We will cover what it is, how we treat it at Thorburn Chiropractic Center in Burbank, and how long it will take to recover. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Thorburn if you have concerns about whiplash.


How do You Know You Have Whiplash?

Whiplash can be tricky to diagnose because the symptoms can take a few days or weeks to appear. Sometimes, people who have whiplash don't even realize they have it until they start to experience pain and discomfort. Some common symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.

How Does Whiplash Occur?

Whiplash occurs when your head is suddenly and violently jerked forward or backward. This can happen in a car accident when your car is hit from behind or when you hit something head-on. Whiplash can also occur in other types of accidents, such as a fall or a sports injury.

How Is Whiplash Treated?

Whiplash is  best treated with gentle chiropractic care and therapy to relieve your pain and discomfort. Reducing foods that cause inflammation, increasing rest and doing light exercise improve healing.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Whiplash?

Most people recover from whiplash within a few months. However, some people may experience symptoms even longer. If you're still experiencing moderate or strong pain and discomfort after 4-5 weeks of treatment, further studies may be needed.

What Happens When a Whiplash Injury Is Left Untreated?

If a whiplash injury is left untreated, it can lead to chronic pain, stiffness, inflammation, spasms and headaches. It can also make it difficult to perform everyday activities like driving or working. It's important to seek treatment for whiplash as soon as possible to avoid these potential complications.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help Whiplash?

Chiropractic care can help relieve the pain and discomfort associated with whiplash. Chiropractors use various techniques, such as chiropractic adjustments, massage, and physiotherapy, to treat whiplash. Chiropractic care can also help to prevent further injury by aligning the spine and improving your range of motion.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Burbank, CA

If you've been in a car accident and are experiencing pain and discomfort, Dr. Thorburn can help. At Thorburn Chiropractic Center in Burbank, we offer a variety of chiropractic services, such as chiropractic adjustments, massage, and physiotherapy. Call our team today at (818) 841-1313 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.


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