Whiplash gets its name from the motion that tends to cause this neck injury, similar to the cracking of a whip. Typically, when someone develops whiplash, it comes from the neck being propelled forward and backward rapidly. The soft tissues and nerves become damaged and painful. At Burke Chiropractic, serving Smyrna and Kennesaw, GA, our chiropractor provides natural pain management and treatment options for whiplash and other conditions. We will help you return to a healthy, pain-free life.


Whiplash Symptoms

Symptoms of whiplash may include an inability to move your neck through its full range of motion. You may have pain that worsens when you attempt to move your neck. Sometimes, the pain will extend to your shoulders and upper arms. Numbness, weakness, tingling, stiffness, and burning are possible as well. 

Other potential symptoms are as follows:

  • Tinnitus (ringing in your ears)
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Irritability and mood changes
  • Memory problems

Causes of Whiplash

In most cases, whiplash occurs as a rear-end auto accident injury. However, whiplash can also be a sports injury from a contact sport like rugby. Physical assault could cause whiplash as well. Any form of trauma, like a personal injury or slip and fall, may also cause whiplash.

Diagnosing Whiplash

When you visit our family chiropractor, we will ask about your medical history. Once you visit with our chiropractor, you'll be asked questions about when the injury occurred, what symptoms you're experiencing, how long the symptoms have lasted, and other similar questions. 

As a personal injury chiropractor, our practitioner will want to assess your range of motion and will want to know your pain level. Our chiropractor will gently examine your neck to assess for tender areas.

Whiplash Treatment 

Pain management, healing, and optimizing function are often the main goals of a whiplash treatment program. Our chiropractor will create a treatment plan unique to you. We often use a chiropractic adjustment or spinal decompression. This will realign the body and allow discs to move back into place.

Our chiropractor may also recommend exercise therapy, which consists of guided exercises that slowly work your neck. The exercises encourage blood flow to the region to promote healing. The exercises will increase your range of motion and help you regain full function of your neck.

Visit Our Personal Injury Chiropractor in Smyrna, GA for Whiplash Treatment

If you are experiencing symptoms of whiplash, we can help. It is important to seek treatment after an auto accident injury or sports injury, because whiplash does not always present symptoms. At Burke Chiropractic in Smyrna and Kennesaw, GA, our chiropractor can detect whiplash early. Our treatments will alleviate your pain and help your neck heal. Call us today to schedule an appointment.



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Review By Our Satisfied Patient

  • "Four years ago I fell and badly injured my shoulder resulting in a massive total rotator cuff tear and other various injuries. After more than a year of rehabilitation for my injuries, my orthopedist approved my return to chiropractic treatments with the admonition the my permanent rotator cuff injury be treated with care. As a result, I searched for a new chiropractor who would be able to help my injured shoulder as well as any other problems that developed.

    In 2009 I was blessed to find Dr. Erick Burke, DC, who has been able to help me with all the physical and medical problems that affect me from time to time. Dr. Burke is very knowledgeable and always willing to listen to my complaints and problems, ensures that I understand his instructions and provides me with any treatments that I need.

    I've been to seven or eight chiropractors during my life, Dr. Burke is by far the best chiropractor I've ever been to, and I am so blessed to have found him. I highly recommend Dr. Burke."