Whiplash refers to damage of the soft tissues in the neck sustained by the abrupt forward-backward motion suffered most often in a rear-end collision. It most often causes acute symptoms such as neck pain and loss of range of motion but, if it is allowed to linger, it can develop into something more serious. Even the most “minor” car accidents can cause lasting damage; therefore, it is our opinion that anyone involved in an automobile accident can benefit from a chiropractic evaluation.
Stages of treatment for whiplash
Chiropractic rests upon the idea that the body is going to set a course for healing itself; therefore we want to ensure it has the best chance of doing that in a timely manner and with all the help it can get!
- Reducing inflammation and maintaining limited range of motion so that further injury is not sustained.
- Chiropractic adjustment: modalities including flexion-distraction, decompression therapy and instrument-assisted adjustment.
- Soft tissue therapy: massage, instrument-assisted therapy and manual stretching of spinal joints.
- Return to full range of motion
Concurrently, we will provide detailed instruction for therapeutic exercise that compliments each stage of the recovery process. This helps you recover normal range of motion quickly which then allows for the exercise and chiropractic adjustment to be even more effective.
Chiropractic is a powerful modality for treating whiplash
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, it is worth giving our office a call to schedule an appointment. Besides whiplash, another common occurrence is subluxation- misalignment of the spine which can cause nerve pain. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment today; we will ensure that your body receives the treatment it needs in the wake of a traumatic event.