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Treating Whiplash

Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs as a result of a sudden, forceful movement such as from a car accident or sports-related injury. Whiplash can lead to pain, stiffness, and restricted movement. It can overstretch the ligaments and muscles and cause tears. Some people may even experience chronic neck pain. If you were recently in an accident and are experiencing neck pain, you could be suffering from whiplash. Find out how a chiropractor can help.

Spinal Manipulation Can Alleviate Whiplash Symptoms

Spinal manipulation is one of the most common types of chiropractic treatments offered to patients dealing with whiplash. During spinal manipulation (also referred to as chiropractic adjustments), a chiropractor will apply controlled force and pressure to the affected joints of the spine to alleviate pain, tension, and swelling, all while improving function and mobility. There are well over 100 different kinds of spinal manipulation techniques and a chiropractor can sit down with you to discuss which techniques would work best based on the specific issues you’re dealing with.

Other Ways in Which Chiropractors Can Treat Whiplash

While most people think of spinal manipulation when they think of chiropractic care, this isn’t the only way in which chiropractors can improve whiplash. Another way is through muscle stimulation, which involves stretching the muscles of the area to ease tension, pain, and stiffness.

Trigger point therapy is another way to improve restricted mobility in the neck. Through gentle thrusting motions, a chiropractor can break up these painful knots of muscle (aka: trigger points) to alleviate tension and help with whiplash-related pain, inflammation, and discomfort. Electrical stimulation is another helpful tool that chiropractors may use to help trigger the body’s natural healing response. By delivering low-frequency electrical currents to damaged or injured areas of the neck, this system can help to relax muscles while also improving pain and inflammation.

A chiropractor offers a full range of therapeutic services to cater to your health and wellbeing. Most of these treatment options can be performed together to complement one another, or they can be performed on their own to provide relief. If you are dealing with whiplash it’s important not to just ignore your symptoms. If rest and home care aren’t providing you with relief, or if you’re symptoms are severe, a chiropractor can provide you with fast, effective, and pain-relieving interventions.

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