What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

The Mayo Clinic defines whiplash as “a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip.” Whiplash typically occurs when a person is in an automobile accident. However, it can also occur from sports injuries, abuse, or other traumas and accidents. The whipping motion can cause injuries to the bones in the spine, disks between the vertebrae, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and other neck tissues.


Symptoms of Whiplash

Common signs and symptoms of whiplash include:
  • Neck pain
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Headaches
  • Increasing pain in the neck with movement
  • Pain in the shoulders, upper back, and arms
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Memory problems
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Trouble sleeping

Whiplash is a condition that is most effectively treated when dealt with within 24 hours following the injury. This allows Dr. Hinz to help the spine and central nervous system get back on track almost immediately. This aids in reducing pain, inflammation, and long-term side effects that may accompany whiplash. If it has been longer than 24 hours since the injury occurred, don’t worry. Chiropractic can still help correct whiplash at its source!

Chiropractic offers a safe, natural, and effective way to treat whiplash without the use of over the counter or prescription medications. These medications come with a long list of side effects, and they do not treat the root cause of whiplash. Chiropractic treats whiplash at the source. Contact Cool Springs Chiropractic today for help treating your whiplash pain.


Chiropractic Treatment of Whiplash

Dr. Hinz at Cool Springs Chiropractic, located in Franklin, TN, is an industry expert at treating whiplash through chiropractic. Consistently voted as Williamson County’s best chiropractor, it is safe to say that you are in great hands, literally, with Cool Springs Chiropractic.

Chiropractic treatment of whiplash treats the pain at its source. Dr. Hinz will take a patient history in order to gather information on how the injury occurred, when it occurred, symptoms you are experiencing, etc. After collecting this information, he will identify any subluxations present in the neck and spine that are causing the whiplash pain. Next, he will start to correct these subluxations through chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments help restore the spine to its proper shape. This allows the central nervous system, which is housed in the spine, to function as it should.

The central nervous system controls every cell in the body, so when it is able to function as it should, it means that the body can begin the process of healing itself. A central nervous system that is functioning without interference helps the body heal without the use of over the counter or prescription drugs.

Dr. Hinz will help treat your whiplash pain with the safe and holistic chiropractic approach. He may recommend certain exercises or treatments such as massage, along with chiropractic adjustments, to help your body heal from the traumatic injury that caused whiplash. You can trust that Cool Springs Chiropractic will treat whiplash at its source, and help you get back to feeling your best! Contact Cool Springs Chiropractic today to get started with your treatment for whiplash.

What are the Benefits of Chiropractic?

Chiropractic care has been used for hundreds of years to treat life’s ailments. In fact, millions of people around the world sing its praises as an effective and natural treatment option for many of life’s ailments. As a natural and non-invasive approach, chiropractic care is scientifically proven to treat hundreds of conditions. Chiropractic care can help treat conditions such as:


  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Anxiety
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Headaches
  • Bowel regularity
  • Ear infections
  • Focus
  • Asthma
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Pregnancy
  • And so much more

Chiropractic focuses on using the body’s innate ability to heal itself. When subluxations, or misalignments, occur in the spine, the body cannot function as it should. This is because the central nervous system, which is housed in the spine, experiences interference when the spine is misaligned. The central nervous system controls every function of the body. When the spine is properly aligned it is able to communicate properly with the rest of the body and the body can function as it should. When the spine is misaligned, the CNS’s ability to communicate with the rest of the body becomes jumbled, and conditions such as back pain, allergies, whiplash, etc. occur.

Chiropractic care has been scientifically proven to have incredible benefits both mentally and physically. These benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Increased range of motion
  • Decreased back pain
  • Decreased neck pain
  • Better quality sleep
  • Improved mood
  • Faster recovery time
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Increased focus
  • Fewer doctors visits
  • Fewer hospital visits
  • Less days of work missed

Cool Springs Chiropractic Can Help!

If you have recently been in an automobile accident and believe you are experiencing whiplash, please contact Cool Springs Chiropractic today! The sooner you are treated, the sooner you can experience pain relief.

Whiplash is not to be ignored and suffered through. Chiropractic care from Cool Springs Chiropractic offers a safe, natural, and effective way to treat whiplash. Dr. Hinz and his staff at Cool Springs Chiropractic will take excellent care to identify the source or your whiplash pain. Once the subluxations, or misalignments, are identified, Dr. Hinz can correct them through the use of manual adjustments and other chiropractic therapies.

Don’t delay. Contact Dr. Hinz at Cool Springs Chiropractic today. He and his incredible staff can help you recover from your whiplash injury through holistic chiropractic treatment. At Cool Springs chiropractic, each patient is treated like family. Their goal is to insure that each patient leaves the office far better than they entered it.

Proudly serving the areas of Cool Springs, Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill, Thompson Station, and more, Cool Springs Chiropractic is repeatedly voted as the best chiropractic office in Williamson County. Contact Cool Springs Chiropractic today!