Headaches from Whiplash

It is common to get headaches when you have whiplash, and a chiropractor in Omaha can provide supportive treatment to help you recover from whiplash after an accident. At Chiropractic Health Clinic in Omaha, NE, Dr. Mark Eiler, Dr. Andrea Eiler, and Dr. Justin Eiler work with patients who are dealing with an auto injury, need whiplash treatment, and struggling with whiplash headaches because of the accident. If you are in pain after an auto injury, getting the medical treatment you deserve is essential. Work with a team member to heal from your injuries more effectively. Read below to understand how whiplash treatments can help.


How Whiplash Occurs from an Auto Accident

When you are in an auto accident, it is common for your head to whip forward and back if you are hit directly from behind or head-on. The collision often results in whiplash, because your neck muscles, tendons, and ligaments are stretched beyond capacity from the impact without warning. If this occurs, you can have excessive headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, or lower back pain from the effects. In addition, whiplash is painful, and can set in immediately, or get significantly worse a day or two after the accident.

Whiplash Treatment

Treatment for whiplash is focused on getting your cervical spine back into alignment with chiropractic adjustments, and supporting the health of the muscles and ligaments that hold your head in place. Massage is an excellent therapy to use when you have been injured in an auto accident, as this treatment relaxes muscles and improves circulation to the area. A chiropractor may use decompression strategies to ease the strain in your neck, ultrasound, or electrical muscle stimulation. Therapies to address soft tissue damage can alleviate pain and improve healing times. It is essential to get consistent treatment when dealing with whiplash, as treatment is progressive. You can expect to be scheduled with a chiropractor two or three times a week when you are first injured to get the most benefit from your chiropractic care for whiplash treatment.

Schedule a Chiropractic Consultation

Chiropractic Health Clinic in Omaha, NE, will work with patients struggling with pain after an auto injury. If you are dealing with whiplash headaches, we can help you reduce or eliminate your symptoms with consistent treatment. Contact our office by calling (402) 778-5470, and set up an appointment to meet with a member of our treatment team.

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