At Chiropractic Family Health Center, we regularly see patients complaining of neck pain, car seat belt injury, or other types of auto accident injury. Our chiropractor serving Pearl City and Aiea can treat symptoms of auto accident injuries including whiplash without the use of medication. Learn the signs of whiplash and how we can treat it naturally.

What are the Symptoms of the Car Accident Injury Whiplash? 

Whiplash is a type of neck pain that sets on after an auto accident or other trauma to the neck. While people can self-diagnose the condition, it requires chiropractic care to treat whiplash. If you delay treatment, the condition will worsen.

People often develop whiplash as a type of car seat belt injury. The impact of an auto accident slams passengers forward or sideways, while the seatbelt restrains them. This whipping back and forth motion leads to whiplash. While whiplash usually happens in an auto accident, it can happen after a fall, bicycle accident, or sports injury.

Symptoms of whiplash include tight neck muscles and decreased mobility in the neck. Some people feel dizzy or become nauseous. Others have frequent headaches due to the tension in neck muscles.

When nerves are affected, muscle tingling is common among whiplash sufferers. Some people have a pins and needles feeling, or experience tingling that radiates into the shoulders and arms.

Traditionally, recommended treatment for this type of car accident injury was to isolate and rest the neck muscles while using medication to control pain. Now, we know that this treatment does not address the root of the symptoms. The best course of treatment for whiplash is to use chiropractic to relieve the symptoms of neck trauma and restore the neck to full wellness – no medication needed!

Chiropractic Care and Whiplash Treatment Pearl City & Aiea

Dr. Paul Kurihara, our Aiea & Pearl City chiropractor, uses a four-step system to treat whiplash.  Step one is a thorough evaluation, so we can determine where your neck muscles, joints, and ligaments are inflamed and misaligned.

Once we understand the extent of the problem, which is unique in every auto accident injury patient, we adjust the neck using gentle, precise motions. Over several visits, Dr. Kurihara will restore the neck’s natural alignment and relieve inflammation. Adjustments relieve pain, restore mobility to a stiff neck, and strengthen the nervous system to promote muscle recovery.

Third, we help you restore strength and flexibility to your neck through corrective exercises.

Finally, we pass on tips to help you live in wellness. We may suggest ergonomic corrections to prevent future neck pain, or recommend wellness supplements to aid in your recovery. Our goal is to cure your whiplash naturally and prevent future neck pain by educating you on wellness, ergonomics, and posture.

See Your Whiplash Chiropractor in Aiea!

If you think you have whiplash Pearl City and Aiea residents are invited to come in for a free consultation with our chiropractor. Reserve your appointment on our website or by calling our chiropractic clinic at (808) 320-1640.