Whiplash is a painful neck injury that can start in a matter of milliseconds and last for years without. It is the most common car accident injury in America as it can even happen at 5 mph. Whiplash can also happen as a sports injury, work injury or personal injury. All it takes is for the head to be suddenly whipped back and forth, or from side to side from a sudden jolting of the body. The tricky thing about whiplash is that the symptoms often appear a few hours or even days after the incident that caused it, leading people to think that they haven’t been injured. So unfortunately, many people do not get checked immediately after the incident and go on to suffer needlessly without getting the whiplash treatment they need because they do not realize they have it. This is why it is so important to contact our auto accident injury chiropractor quickly for an exam right after any accident where the neck was affected, even if you feel fine now.
Accident Injury Chiropractic Care Provides Whiplash Relief
Natural whiplash relief through chiropractic care is a highly effective way to get welcome, long-term pain relief and healing from this injury. When a whiplash injury happens, the ligaments and tendons in the neck are stretched beyond their normal capacity, which causes strains and sprains. Muscles are pulled and vertebrae grind against each other unnaturally, which can also damage the discs in between and result in pinched nerves. Our auto accident injury chiropractors can actually find and start treating this damage before the pain gets bad with our high-tech PulStar and Tytronics diagnostics tools. Then, our natural, drug-free and non-invasive whiplash treatment can start relieving the following symptoms:
- Neck pain and stiffness—This is the hallmark symptom of whiplash, and it often comes on gradually. You may struggle turning your head or looking up and down because the injury has caused painful inflammation and stiffness in the soft tissues. Our chiropractors can relieve symptoms naturally through various physiotherapy techniques like heat and cold, as well as specific stretches and exercises.
- Headaches—The soft tissue pain is often accompanied by headaches and can also come with blurred vision, difficulty concentrating and foggy thinking. This is usually the result of pinched nerves. Our auto accident injury chiropractor’s whiplash treatment includes a variety of gentle, precise spinal adjustments to restore proper spinal alignment to release pinched nerves to relieve the pain.
If you suffer these symptoms, please contact us at (402) 778-5470 for an appointment. Also contact us if you have just been in an accident—the sooner any whiplash damage can be diagnosed and treated, the less pain you will feel in the long run. We treat whiplash without drugs or invasive procedures. These only cover up the pain temporarily and often cause more side effects than the injury itself. We can successfully treat and alleviate the root causes of the pain naturally for long-term pain relief and real healing.