Whiplash Specialist

Christine Thompson, DC, DACNB -  - Chiropractic Neurologist

Danville Chiropractic Neurology

Christine Thompson, DC, DACNB

Chiropractic Neurologist located in Danville, CA

Every year, over a million Americans sustain a whiplash injury. At Danville Chiropractic Neurology in Danville, California, Christine Thompson, DC, DACNB, provides expert diagnosis and treatment for whiplash including chiropractic treatments and physiotherapy. If you’ve been in an accident and are concerned about whiplash, call Danville Chiropractic Neurology or schedule a consultation online today.

Whiplash Q & A

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a prevalent neck injury that occurs when a sudden rear impact jerks your head forward and backward rapidly and forcefully. You’re most likely to get whiplash following an automobile collision, sports accident, or physical trauma. 

Whiplash causes a variety of painful and disruptive symptoms, including:

  • Pain and stiffness in your neck
  • Pain intensifies with movement
  • Reduced range of motion in your neck
  • Headaches
  • Tenderness or pain in your shoulders, arms, or upper back
  • Numbness or tingling sensations in your arms
  • Concussion or brain issues
  • Fatigue 
  • Dizziness

While less common, whiplash may also cause blurry vision and tinnitus. It can disturb your sleep, make you irritable, and cause problems with memory and concentration. 

When should I see a doctor about whiplash?

If you’re involved in a car collision or involved in a sports accident, you should see a doctor right away, even if you don’t have any symptoms. Often after an accident, your body is full of adrenaline, which prevents you from feeling pain. 

However, Dr. Thompson provides exams to identify injuries like whiplash before you develop symptoms. In addition to a physical exam, she may order X-rays or an MRI to look for signs of damage in your neck and upper spine.

If you have whiplash, she can start treatment immediately, which can reduce your overall pain and help you recover rapidly. It’s critical to get diagnosis and treatment from a professional for whiplash. When left untreated, whiplash can cause severe neck pain and migraines. 

How is whiplash treated?

At Danville Chiropractic Neurology, Dr. Thompson provides highly personalized treatment plans for whiplash, designed to address your specific symptoms and concerns. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Functional neurology
  • Chiropractic treatments
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Massage 
  • Hot and cold compresses

Dr. Thompson’s goal is to reduce your pain, restore your range of motion, and help you get back to your regular activities. You may need a series of appointments for chiropractic care or physiotherapy for optimal results and depending on the severity of your condition. 

If you’ve been in an accident or are concerned about whiplash, call Danville Chiropractic Neurology or make an appointment online right away.