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Whiplash Injuries: How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

What’s in a whiplash? A lot of pain.

If you have suffered a whiplash injury recently, you may want to visit our chiropractic facility. The Amazing Spine Care clinic can help you recover quickly.

Whiplash injuries occur in your neck muscles. It’s a result of sudden back and forth neck motion that most people suffer in car accidents. This can result in acute pain condition (short term but severe pain) as well as restricted neck movement.

What Are The Symptoms?

Not every neck injury is a whiplash. So, how can you tell?

First of all, you’ll feel pain that is hard to ignore. Neck pain caused due to posture issues or other problems are ignorable to an extent. Unlike this routine pain, you’ll feel more defined and obvious pain symptoms.

Along with pain, you’ll also experience decreased motion as well as muscle tightening. They will feel knotted due to stress. Moreover, pain will also be more pronounced when rocking your head back and forth or side to side.

There may also be some tenderness and pain or stiffness in the shoulder region.

How Can We Help?

Our chiropractor can help both diagnose and resolve the whiplash related pain. We will first evaluate the whole spine to determine the extent of trauma. One or more regions of your spine may be affected after car accidents.

Then, we will identify restricted joint movement, muscle spasm, ligament injuries and intervertebral disc injury. The evaluation is performed by using several techniques to diagnose the injuries and pain conditions.

Moreover, they will also ask you to walk or sit to analyze your spinal alignment issues. All of these details will help your chiropractic to understand your body mechanics, improving the efficiency of diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment For Whiplash

Chiropractic treatment for whiplash injuries mainly includes spinal manipulation. It may consist of:

Flexion-distraction technique: 

A hands-on treatment strategy to help treat whiplash related aggravated herniated disc cases.

Instrument-assisted manipulation: 

It uses specialized hand-help equipment to apply force without the need to thrust pressure to the spine.  It’s specifically useful for older patients.

Specific spinal manipulation: 

This involves identifying joints with restricted movement and restoring motion with gentle thrusting technique. It helps stretch soft tissues and stimulates your nervous system.

If you have recently been in an accident and seek proper chiropractic treatment for whiplash injuries, we can quickly schedule an appointment for you!

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