Posts for: April, 2016
Discover how chiropractic care can target and treat your whiplash problems.
Whether from a sports injury or car accident, whiplash can happen to anyone. Whiplash is the result of a forceful and sudden jerking of the neck that can cause the muscles and tendons to stretch and even tear, leading to pain and stiffness. If you are suffering from whiplash find out how our Federal Way, WA chiropractors, Dr. Andrew Winger and Dr. Frank Rossi, can help you.
Of course, not all whiplash injuries are the same, so the type of treatment you receive from our chiropractic office in Federal Way will depend on some variables. However, the main goal of any whiplash treatment is to detect and treat any dysfunction to eliminate pain and other symptoms.
The most commonly used chiropractic techniques for treating whiplash include:
- Chiropractic adjustment/manipulation
- Muscle stimulation
- Stretching/Strengthening exercises
- Lifestyle changes (e.g. ergonomics)
One of the most popular ways to treat whiplash is with spinal or chiropractic manipulation. By applying gentle thrusts to the affected joints we can improve their mobilization and range of motion and improve your body’s alignment.
By stretching the muscles gently we can improve tension and dysfunction in the affected neck and shoulder muscles. If the muscles are extremely tight, the stretch we perform will need to be more extensive. Through gentle finger pressure we can help relax these tense muscles.
Chiropractors are also fans of incorporating different stretching and stabilizing exercises into your daily routine to target pain and other problems you’re having. When you come in to see your chiropractor in Federal Way for a consultation, we can show you different exercises that are designed to correct the way you move through your daily activities. This treatment is also designed to teach the nervous system how to better control movement to reduce neck muscle problems.
It’s important that you share with us your typical routine and activities, as some of these may be exacerbating your neck problems. By improving your posture, helping you employ stress reduction techniques and even changing your office chair to improve your body’s alignment we can reduce your whiplash symptoms.
From whiplash to sports-related injuries to on-the-job accidents, Redondo Family Chiropractic Inc. in Federal Way, WA is ready to provide the unique chiropractic care your body needs to heal and feel great again. Call us to schedule your appointment today!