Chiropractic Care for Whiplash Injury

Chiropractic Care for Whiplash Injury

Whiplash and chiropractic care

Whiplash injuries usually result from vehicle accidents but can happen from falls and other injuries. Sudden and high speed jolts make the neck move beyond its range of flexibility, thus causing damage to the body parts which hold the neck. Neck muscles, upper back muscles, ligaments, the spine, and nerves usually get damaged in a whiplash. Chiropractic treatment involves a careful examination of the accident and a case specific treatment for each injured area. Ice pack, neck support, inflammation reduction may be the initial stages of treatment. Later treatments include massage therapy, strengthening and chiropractic manipulations to restore normal function to the injured areas. Patients heal differently depending upon the severity and nature of each case. Proper treatment is important since chronic pains can develop if the injuries don’t heal appropriately. If you have any questions regarding whiplash or accident related injuries feel free to contact us.