How Your Chiropractor Can Help Treat Whiplash
While most often associated with car accidents, whiplash, which is caused by a hyper-extension of the neck, can happen anytime you receive any high-impact blow that makes your head jerk back and forth.
People that play contact sports, including wrestlers and boxers, are also at high risk for whiplash injuries.
When an impact causes your head to jolt in such a dramatic way that impact causes your neck muscles and tendons to stretch and tear.
To recognize whiplash, some of the symptoms include:
- Stiff neck and shoulders
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Visual disturbances
- Back pain
These are just some of the symptoms associated with whiplash.
If you're experiencing any of them, or you've been diagnosed with whiplash, your whiplash treatment should start with your Taylorsville chiropractor.
Whiplash Treatment Starts with Manipulation
Spinal manipulation will work to put your misalignment into place.
It's just another fancy word for adjustments. One round of adjustments isn't always going to be enough to relieve your pain. You may need to return for further treatment.
These adjustments will be followed with a variety of therapies all of which are used to help your body heal as quickly as possible. We also have in office rehabilitative exercises.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
It's also common for your chiropractor to send you home with some exercise suggestions and some lifestyle change suggestions. It's important to follow these suggestions when you get home, as those will help you heal faster and help you prevent further injury.
The exercises your doctor sends you may specifically require you to stabilize your neck or shoulders or move them in certain ways that will help with stiffness and pain relief.
New furniture may also be required. Ergonomic desks and office chairs can make work a less painful experience.
Your regular doctor might not be able to do enough to ease your whiplash pain, but adding a chiropractic whiplash treatment plan could make all the difference. Contact Harrison Chiropractic now to schedule your treatment and escape the pain of whiplash now.