Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
Whiplash is an injury caused by abrupt movement of the neck, similar to being “slapped on the neck from behind”. It occurs when the soft tissues of the neck, including the muscles and ligaments, are stretched and strained beyond their capabilities. Whiplash is commonly caused by rear-end car accidents.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Patients typically experience pain in the neck and shoulders and some may have additional symptoms such as:
- Numbness and Tingling
- Muscle Weakness
Treating Whiplash with Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care can be an effective method of treatment for whiplash. Chiropractors are specially trained to diagnose and treat spinal and joint injuries. Treatment can range from spinal manipulation and soft tissue massage to electrical stimulation and/or laser therapy.
The goal of chiropractic care for whiplash is to restore the range of motion and reduce the associated pain. In addition, chiropractic treatments can help to promote the healing process and reduce inflammation.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care has many benefits for those suffering from whiplash, including:
- Pain relief
- Improved range of motion
- Reduced inflammation
- Increased mobility
- Faster healing
For those experiencing whiplash, chiropractic care can be an invaluable way to help reduce pain and improve mobility. It can help speed up the healing process and allow patients to return to their normal activities more quickly.