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Why You Should Never Ignore Whiplash

Did you know that it doesn’t take a high-speed collision to experience whiplash? A minor fender bender can cause this common type of neck strain or sprain. If you’ve been involved in an automobile accident, you need to seek care immediately even if you don’t feel any effects from the crash.

What Does Someone With Whiplash Experience?

Whiplash is by far the most common type of injury associated with car accidents. Whiplash occurs when a sudden, jarring movement of the head is sustained backward, forward or even to the side.  Whiplash, which can occur in sudden changes of speed of only four kilometers per hour, destabilizes the spine and causes severe pain, as well as these other issues:

  • Blurred vision
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Shoulder pain
  • Reduced range of motion in the neck
  • Arm pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Low back pain

Using State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Tools

So we can provide the most objective data possible to give our patients a diagnosis, we use Kinetisense, Insight nerve scans and digital X-rays. We then can devise an effective treatment plan to ensure their success in getting better long term.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Because no two patients are precisely alike, the appropriate chiropractic treatment is customized to address each unique whiplash injury. After your initial exam, Dr. Brad will know the best course of treatment for you. The most common therapies he uses on his patients with whiplash include

  1. Adjusting the spinal joints, muscle relaxation or stimulation
  2. Providing exercises that are designed to reduce disc derangement or train the nervous system to better coordinate and control movement patterns
  3. Suggesting ergonomic and lifestyle changes to limit habits or activities that may be magnifying the effects of whiplash

Chiropractic adjustments correct the misalignments in the spine to restore proper alignment and movement and relax the nervous system. The goal is to optimize healing as fast as possible. As the body is healing, exercises and other rehab approaches are supportive, but the spinal adjustment is what fosters the healing process.

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, please contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. We want to help you get on the path to healing.

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