Chiropractic and Whiplash
Whiplash from a personal injury due to a car accident, work related injury, or other incidents can cause chronic pain and discomfort. Immediately after an injury, due to the release of adrenaline and other stress hormones from forces on the soft tissues, the body may not be able to feel the full extent of your injuries (including but not limited to whiplash, tissue damage, or a bulging disc) until hours or days later. Symptoms related to a whiplash injury may include neck pain or low back pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the limbs, loss of range of motion, dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, or trouble walking, swallowing, or sleeping.
How Chiropractic Can Help a Whiplash Injury
Due to the effects of whiplash, receiving a full spinal analysis and posture screening after an accident or injury is extremely important. A Chiropractor will perform a thorough examination and review your medical history before recommending a treatment plan. Whiplash treatment will include spinal adjustments to realign your joints, and Active Release Technique to remove adhesions or relieve tension in all the muscles involved in your injury. This will help to provide pain relief, restore range of motion, and alleviate other whiplash related symptoms.