Whiplash Specialist

Posture Perfect

Chiropractors & Family Medicine located in Dallas, TX

If you’re ever in a car accident, there’s a good chance you’ll come out of it with whiplash. At Posture Perfect Wellness Center, Yaron Lohr, DC, offers the Dallas community innovative and comprehensive chiropractic care for painful injuries like whiplash. To receive whole-body treatment that involves medical doctors, physiotherapists, and chiropractors working as a team, call Posture Perfect Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online today.

Whiplash Q & A

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a common neck injury that occurs during a car accident when your neck and head snap quickly back and forth, beyond their normal range of motion. This sudden, traumatic movement can strain the neck (cervical strain) and cause tearing of the muscles and ligaments that support your head, spine and can also lead to back strains.

In addition to soft tissue damage, whiplash can also damage your disks and vertebrae, causing tears and ruptures. This damage pushes your entire back out of alignment, leading to serious irritation and reducing your range of motion.

The symptoms of whiplash can develop months after the injury occurs.

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

Common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Blurred vision
  • Shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Neck stiffness
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Inability to turn or bend
  • Numbness in the arms and hands

In addition to whiplash, concussions are also commonly associated with car accidents.

What is a concussion?

Concussions are mild brain injuries that occur when trauma to the head causes the brain to bump against the skull. While it’s considered a mild head injury, a concussion can still cause multiple symptoms, including:

  • Dizziness
  • Mood changes
  • Memory problems
  • Fatigue and irritability
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Nausea and motion sickness
  • Balance and coordination problems

The majority of concussion symptoms develop within two weeks of the injury and can take weeks or months to resolve.

How are car accident injuries diagnosed and treated?

Even mild car accidents can create enough impact to cause injuries like whiplash, muscle stiffness, and concussions. Fortunately, the chiropractic treatments offered by Dr. Lohr increase your chances of a full recovery.

At Posture Perfect Wellness Center, Dr. Lohr offers accident rehabilitation programs to restore your physical health and function. These therapy treatments include spinal manipulation to gently ease your neck and back into proper alignment. He also offers muscle, massage, and exercise programs designed to promote healing and strengthen your injured areas.

We service patients from all over the DFW area including North Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Plano, Garland, Irving, Allen, Richardson, and University Park, Highland Park, Frisco and McKinney. 

If you’ve had a car accident and have a neck, head or back injury, call Posture Perfect Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online to see how Dr. Lohr can treat your whiplash symptoms today.