North Dallas TX Chiropractor
All Injury Rehab of North Dallas
Most people attribute whiplash injury to car accidents where one vehicle is impacted by another at the rear end or on the side. However, in the case of contact sports, the incidence of serious neck injuries, including whiplash injury, is still very high. What complicates sports whiplash injuries even further is the presence of other injury symptoms.
High Impact Sports Whiplash
· Ice Hockey
· Martial Arts
Sports Whiplash Diagnosis, Treatment & Recovery
Diagnosing and the treatment of sports induced whiplash can be complex. Medical Doctors often overlook whiplash when other injuries are present. If there are injuries to other parts of the body, it can severely compound the whiplash injury diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
At All Injury Rehab, our Doctors of Chiropractic treat sports related whiplash, along with other sports injuries, with physical rehabilitation and chiropractic care, the programs of which can vary depending on the seriousness of the injury.
Because whiplash injuries can and do vary in levels of severity, so does the recovery period needed for the Athlete. Generally better than half of our whiplash patients recover in the first 4 weeks after the accident. However, in some cases, symptoms of whiplash persist for a considerable period of time thereafter. Particularly upper back pain, neck pain and stiffness can be a residual effect of the injury and if left alone could turn into chronic pain.
If whiplash pain persists it can severely compromise an athlete's life and may cause anxiety and depression. Naturally, for a sports player, the implications of a debilitating illness are all the more disruptive. If you feel you have a sports related case of whiplash please see an All Injury Rehab & Chiropractic location nearest you today.