After an automobile accident, many people look for chiropractic help in Orange County. In many car accident cases, whiplash occurs, when your head and neck are violently swung back and forth. Most automobile accidents result in being hit from behind which often leads to whiplash. Not only can automobile accidents can cause whiplash, but also trauma, abuse, and falls. We are part of Ichthus Injury Network to make sure to deliver the best quality of care and treatment to our patients.


Many people will be unaware of their whiplash until the injury causes negative effects which may only present themselves weeks or even months down the line. If you are experiencing problems related to whiplash, the goal of this article is to show you how to recognize whiplash and the benefits of chiropractic treatment at Dr.Gilda Gilak.


The spine and tissue near your neck can be seriously irritated in many ways when whiplash occurs during automobile accidents, sports like football or from abuse/physical harm. Whiplash has the potential to produce more than just short term pain.  In many cases long term effects can include:

Disc bulges and herniation

Misalignments of the vertebrae in the spine

Damaged bones in your vertebrae

Nerve damage and irritation

Pulling of muscles or ligaments in your neck



  • Neck Pain

  • Pain in the shoulder, upper back, and arms

  • Headaches

  • Blurry vision

  • Pain with mobility of the neck

  • Dizziness

  • Drowsiness

  • Numbing or Tingling down your arms

  • Ringing Ears

  • Struggling to sleep

  • Depression

There are numerous symptoms that can accompany whiplash, and it may be hard to pinpoint all of these symptoms back to your whiplash if you neglect to care for weeks after your accident. Whiplash could need further treatment even after getting the “good-to-go” from your doctor. After an injury, it is very important to get a spinal check as soon as possible. Treating the injury promptly is your best chance at preventing long term complications.




Due to the fact that most whiplash incidents involve spinal, nerve and soft tissue damage, consulting a chiropractor is a great decision for treatment. With the skills and knowledge to do so, chiropractors can determine the source of pain from a whiplash injury and create an effective plan for treatments. Treatments given by a chiropractor are non-invasive and gentle. With precise and careful care, people can fully recover and find lasting relief from their whiplash. Call our team at Dr.Gilak in Newport Beach today to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care, and how it can help you heal from whiplash.