Whiplash is a common injury that occurs when the neck is suddenly and forcefully moved back and forth, usually due to a car accident, a sports collision, or a fall. Whiplash can cause pain, stiffness, headaches, and other symptoms that can affect your quality of life. Chiropractic care can help with whiplash by:
- Performing spinal adjustments to correct the alignment of the vertebrae and relieve pressure on the nerves and discs. In our office, the adjustments can be the traditional "cracking" method involving a pressure release from joints or we can use Cox Flexion Distraction technique for those patients that do not want the traditional method.
- Applying soft tissue therapy to reduce inflammation, muscle spasms, and scar tissue formation. In our office, we also offer massage therapy to help improve your healing.
- Recommending exercises and stretches to improve the range of motion and strength of the neck muscles.
- Providing pain management techniques such as heat, cold, or electrical stimulation.
Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to treat whiplash and prevent chronic complications. If you have suffered a whiplash injury, you should consult a chiropractor as soon as possible for a thorough evaluation and a personalized treatment plan