Whiplash Specialist

Loudoun Ideal Chiropractic

Chiropractic Clinic located in Landsdowne, VA

Jarring events like a car accident or an impact injury in sports can throw the body out of alignment, causing whiplash. Whiplash can be painful and make everyday movements more difficult. If you’ve recently been in a car accident and are experiencing pain, seek care at Loudoun Ideal Chiropractic to help your body heal faster. Dr. Miok Hyoun’s healing hands help those suffering from whiplash in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Whiplash Q & A

What is whiplash?

It may come as little surprise that your body, neck, and spine can be thrown out of alignment as the result of an automobile accident. Whiplash is a neck injury that is caused by the sudden and forceful back-and-forth motion that often occurs during an auto accident. But whiplash can also happen as a result of sports or other impact injuries. Inside the neck, your muscles and ligaments experience stretching or tearing as a result of whiplash. Your entire spine can move out of alignment from whiplash as well.

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

Things happen so fast during a car accident, that you might not even remember the moment that the whiplash occurred. You may have whiplash if you’re experiencing symptoms like:

  • Neck pain and stiffness: Especially if it is worse with movement
  • Restricted movement: Less range of motion than you had before the accident
  • Headaches
  • Pain or stiffness in the shoulders, upper back, or arms
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Trouble sleeping, concentrating, or remembering
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Irritability or depression since the accident

How is whiplash treated?

Whiplash can be successfully treated with chiropractic care. Dr. Miok is also able to suggest other treatments as well to help with the symptoms of whiplash — such as massage therapy to heal scar tissue and adhesion, and certain Yoga poses to restore the lost range of motion. 

If you’ve recently been in a car accident, contact Loudoun Ideal Chiropractic for a chiropractic consultation. Dr. Miok will perform a full assessment of your spine to see how the accident has affected your body. Using a combination of chiropractic techniques and therapies, your whiplash will be treated with the goal of reducing pain and correcting the damage as quickly as possible.

Dr. Miok can also recommend exercises you can do at home to help regain your range of motion and get you back to the body you knew. With proper treatment and care, the pain you’re experiencing now can be greatly reduced in a short period of time. Don’t wait for whiplash to heal on its own, contact Loudoun Ideal Chiropractic to begin healing with Dr. Miok today.

Dr. Miok has completed the Advanced Certification of Competency Graduate SRISD(Spinal Research Institute of San Diego) for Whiplash and Brain Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology.