Chiropractic Care For Whiplash

How Chiropractors Can Treat Whiplash - Dr. Silver Chiropractic
Whiplash is a type of injury that occurs when the neck moves forward and then backward. The motion resembles a whip and can restrict neck movement. It can also cause severe pain. Car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash.

How Can a Chiropractor Diagnose Whiplash?

If you have suffered whiplash, then you will need to schedule an appointment with the chiropractor. They will examine your entire spine because your neck may not be the only part of your body that is affected. Your chiropractor will look for ligament injuries, disc injuries, and muscle spasms. Your chiropractor will also look for joint tightness.

Stages of Whiplash Treatment 

The acute phase occurs right after the injury. The chiropractor will focus on reducing the inflammation in the neck. They can use ultrasound, muscle energy therapy, and manual stretching in order to reduce the inflammation. The chiropractor may also recommend that you do things at home in order to treat your condition. Applying an ice pack is one of the things that you can do in order to soothe inflammation. Your chiropractor can perform spinal manipulation after your neck starts to heal.

Chiropractic Whiplash Treatments

  • Flexion-distraction Technique
  • Instrument-assisted manipulation
  • Specific spinal manipulation
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Manual joint stretching exercise
  • Trigger point therapy

How Chiropractors Can Treat Whiplash?

Chiropractors are trained to treat the entire person. They are focused on more than just alleviating the pain. They also place a lot of emphasis on prevention in order to help a person maintain optimal health. They will help reduce the whiplash symptoms and restore your normal range of motion. A chiropractor can make it easier for you to perform your daily activities by using various techniques. They can also address any underlying neurological and mechanical issues that you may have. This will help you get long-term relief. If you are in need of a chiropractor, contact Dr. Shane Silver today and schedule an appointment.