Chiropractic Care: Drug-Free Treatment for Whiplash Pain
Whiplash is one of the most of the common car accident injuries, and can lead to years of chronic neck pain, headaches, migraines and other health problems. You do not have to be in a serious car accident to sustain whiplash injuries; even a seemingly “minor” car accident can lead to major health problems down the road. The good news is that chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive, drug-free treatment option for relieving whiplash pain.
Whiplash Injury treatment: No Drugs Required
Even if your car accident was a minor fender bender, you could still have sustained serious damage to the musculoskeletal system. In fact, studies show that rear-impact fender benders at speeds as slow as 5mph can lead to serious whiplash injuries. Common symptoms of whiplash injuries include neck pain, recurring headaches, migraines, difficulty concentrating, and insomnia. You may also experience jaw pain, shoulder pain, and recurring headaches at the base of the skull that radiate outwards.
Even if you have visited an emergency room or your personal physician, you may still benefit from a diagnostic appointment with our chiropractor. Our chiropractor will conduct specialized tests to determine if your spine may be out of alignment. For example, the force from a rear-impact car accident injury can knock the cervical spine out of alignment. Once this occurs, you may experience recurring neck pain, headaches and other chronic pain conditions. By diagnosing the specific cause for your pain, our chiropractor can build a specialized treatment program that is specific to your pain management needs.
Once our chiropractor has diagnosed an underlying cervical spine misalignment, our chiropractor will create a specialized treatment program to address your pain. This integrated approach to care may combine chiropractic adjustments with physiotherapy and other therapeutic treatments to relieve pain and enhance whole body health.
If you have sustained a whiplash injury requiring chiropractic care, you may be reimbursed by either your insurance company, or by the company of the party who was at fault for the accident. However, keep in mind that in order to be reimbursed for this care, it is critical that this injury be diagnosed prior to any settlements that you may make with your insurance company. This is why it is so important for you to receive a full diagnostic exam from your chiropractor prior to settling with your insurance company. Otherwise, you may be denied reimbursement for your care.
Chiropractic care is an effective treatment option for managing pain associated with whiplash injuries without the need for medication or surgery. Chiropractic care focuses on treating the “whole person” – empowering you to live a full, active life without the need for painkillers or invasive surgical procedures. Our goal is to help you get back to living a full and active life – without recurring neck pain, back pain and headaches.
To learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for whiplash and auto accident injuries, please schedule a diagnostic appointment today with our chiropractor at (402) 778-5470.