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Whiplash Treatment From Our Chiropractor
One of the most common injuries we see in our patients who have recently been involved in a car accident is whiplash. This type of injury can cause a range of symptoms, and these symptoms will often persist, eventually turning into chronic pain if not treated. Our chiropractic approach to whiplash treatment has many benefits, and we’ll work with you to tailor our treatment program so that it best meets your needs.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a type of injury to the soft tissues in your neck and upper back that occurs when your head is snapped back and forth quickly, as often happens in a car accident. This dramatic movement can cause strains in the muscles and sprains in the joints, all of which lead to inflammation, pain and reduced range of motion.
Common Symptoms of Whiplash
- Stiffness and pain in the neck
- Shoulder pain
- Pain radiating down the arm
- Sleep disturbances and irritability
- Trouble concentrating
Symptoms like these can have a hugely disruptive impact on your daily life, and if not properly treated, they can often develop into a chronic pain that interferes with your ability to complete everyday tasks.
The Importance of Receiving Prompt Whiplash Treatment
Even if you don’t feel like you’ve suffered a significant injury after a motor vehicle collision or another traumatic event, it’s important to visit our chiropractor for a comprehensive evaluation and whiplash treatment. That’s because, even though the symptoms of whiplash can take some time to show up, but the damage has already been done. The sooner you begin treatment for your injury, the better in terms of lessening the extent and duration of your symptoms.
Benefits of Chiropractic Treatments for Whiplash
Chiropractic treatment for whiplash utilizes a number of different techniques that work to correct any misalignments of your spine while also addressing the soft tissue damage to promote healing. We accomplish this through a combination of spinal manipulations, flexion distraction, physical therapy exercises, massage therapy and more.
The specific treatments you receive from our chiropractor will depend on the precise nature of your injury. Our main areas of focus initially will be on restoring proper alignment of your musculoskeletal system in the affected area and on reducing inflammation, both of which will also work to reduce pain and facilitate circulation. Effective circulation, in particular, is an essential part of the healing process, as it brings needed nutrients to the damaged tissues while simultaneously removing wastes.
Contact Our Local Chiropractor to Receive Whiplash Treatment Today
The chiropractic approach to whiplash treatment is non-invasive and has no major side effects. This is not true of treatments that involve surgery or the use of prescription painkillers, both of which we avoid. To learn more about the chiropractic whiplash treatments we offer or to schedule an appointment, call our McMurray offices today at (724) 941-5805.