Whiplash Treatment in Albany & Schenectady, NY

Whiplash occurs when your head is forcefully and quickly thrown backward and then forward. This backward and forward motion can injure bones in the spine, the discs between the bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and other tissues in the neck. Whiplash injuries can result from car accidents (rear-end collisions), physical abuse or assault, and from contact sports. Any impact or blow that causes your head to jerk forward or backward can cause neck strain, and the sudden force stretches and tears the muscles and tendons in your neck.

Symptoms of Whiplash

  • Neck pain and stiffness

  • Decreased range of motion in the neck

  • Worsening of pain with neck movement

  • Headaches that start at the base of the skull

  • Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back, or arms

  • Tingling or numbness in the arms

  • Fatigue

  • Dizziness

  • Jaw Pain

Both physical therapy and chiropractic treatment can help increase your range of motion and strengthen the muscles in your neck. If you are suffering from whiplash due to a car accident injury or other injuries, contact the team at Albany Chiropractic and Physical Therapy today to schedule an appointment.