Do you have whiplash from a car accident?

Emergency chiropractic of Lima Do you have whiplash from a car accident

Many people will seek out chiropractic care in Lima after having an auto injury.  A common auto injury, whiplash, occurs when the head and neck are whipped from back to front, similar to how a whip is cracked. The majority of car accidents are rear-end collisions with whiplash being a common result. Whiplash can also occur from other kinds of trauma, accidents, abuse, and falls.

Many people in Lima who have been involved in an accident don't even realize they have received a whiplash injury until weeks or months later when the problem becomes persistent and leads to other issues. If your neck has been injured in an accident or other incident, this article will you to understand if you have a whiplash injury and how chiropractic care can help you to treat it. To learn more, check out our videos below!

Whiplash Treatment in Lima OH

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


Emergency Care Chiropractic of Lima offers free transportation services. We coordinate transportation to and from our offices, if your car is in the repair shop after your auto accident. Our staff will work with your scheduled to arrange the best time to have you picked up for your appointment and returned home after your care. There is no need to delay getting care, just because your car is being repaired! Just let us know when you come in for your first appointment and we will make it work!


Most auto accident policies and worker's compensation insurance cover 100% of the cost of your care. Based on auto insurance, we treat most auto accidents and work injuries with no deductibles, no co-pays, and little to no out of pocket cost. We also gladly wait for payment from the responsible insurance company or your attorney. Free Initial Consultation!


  • Same Day Appointments
  • Available 7 Days A Week
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • No After Hour Charges
  • Short Term Injury Care
  • Ultrasound Therapy
  • Clean and Modern Facilities
  • Transporation Available

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 Emergency Care Chiropractic of Lima to discover how chiropractic care can help you recover from whiplash.


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Emergency Care Chiropractic of Lima
750 West High Street #200
Lima, OH 45801
Office: (419) 224-8007
Fax: (419) 516-4881
24/7 Emergency Phone Service:
(419) 296-2191

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