Whiplash Treatment in Coquitlam, BC

A whiplash injury is usually caused by a sudden stretching of the spine and its ligaments, which may result in tearing. Just like the cracking of a whip, your head gets unexpectedly moved backward and then forward. In this rapid movement, your neck muscles, bones, and nerves become strained and are pushed to limits to which they are not accustomed.

Causes

While whiplash is more commonly related to an automobile collision, any unforeseen or impulsive “jerking” or impact moments can cause injury. Injuries can be sustained through amusement park rides, sports, or physical abuse involving someone being kicked, hit, or shaken.

Symptoms

Injuries and pain from whiplash can range from mild soreness for a few days to severe disability. Symptoms can include, but are not limited to:

  • Neck/back/shoulder pain
  • Stiffness in neck muscles
  • Sensory disturbance (pins and needles) in the arms and legs
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred Vision

Treatment

MacKenzie SDI specializes in the treatment of whiplash. Treatment begins with a thorough examination, where the doctors at MacKenzie SDI will uncover the root cause of your pain. After a careful diagnosis, the doctors will suggest a treatment plan that is specific to your unique condition.