Crash, boom, bang, whiplash is not a joke!
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, you may have whiplash injuries which need to be taken very seriously. It may be so severe that the most simple daily tasks can’t be carried out, or it can be a mild annoyance that prevents you from turning your head to the side. Most auto accident victims are not aware of the hidden injuries because the pain is often masked by medications. Sadly, most doctors don’t even have the training to detect soft tissue injuries, so they prescribe drugs to cover up your symptoms. Because the symptoms associated with whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are.
Unfortunately, by the time the more serious complications develop, some of the damage from the injury may have become permanent. Many documented studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, about half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries. If you have recently developed whiplash, from anything as intense as a car accident to as simple as aggressively having your arm tugged by a child in one direction while you turned another way, contact us today!
What Chiropractors can offer to relieve the pain-in-the-neck symptoms of whiplash.
As a chiropractor, I’ve “got your back” and I do mean that literally (and figuratively). By using multiple treatment techniques, Chiropractors can assist in relieving pain, and promoting healing in the affected areas.
- Chiropractic Adjustment: By performing specific spinal manipulation, Chiropractors can gently move the involved joint towards the restricted area. This helps create mobility and encourages healing.
- Muscle Relaxation and Muscle Stimulation: With calm gentle stretches to the affected muscles, Chiropractors can relieve tension. Sometimes these stretches are also combined with ‘finger pressure techniques’ on certain pressure points to relieve pain. In addition, our licensed massage therapist can improve circulation and relaxation which helps the body to heal more completely.