The term “whiplash” typically means “injuries caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck.” While these injuries can occur in a variety of circumstances, they’re mostly associated with auto accidents. You’re driving your car, paying attention to the road when suddenly you’re hit from behind – causing your neck to contort violently and quickly. In just a fraction of a second, you can suffer injuries in a wide variety of ways to many different parts of your body. In this blog, we’ll cover some injuries that whiplash could lead to, as well as some ways that we can treat those injuries that come about due to whiplash after an accident in Sherman Oaks.
Whiplash after Accident in Sherman Oaks Injuries
After you’ve been in a car accident, it’s obviously best to go to a doctor or emergency room. There, they can give you the care you need immediately in the wake of an accident. Of course, that’s not all the care you’ll need. If you’re like many people who’ve been through a car accident, you’re likely to experience the worst of the injury long after the injury has passed. So, you could be doing your job one day, weeks after the accident, and suddenly feel a sharp pain in your neck, shoulder or back. Perhaps you begin experiencing awful migraine headaches when you had no history of them before. These are just a few of the injuries that can befall someone after they’ve gone through whiplash.
Chiropractic Care for Accidents
After an auto accident that gave you whiplash (or even if you’ve been through an accident that didn’t cause you whiplash), chiropractic care can be a top-notch way to recover. This kind of treatment can restore normal functions to your body’s joints. All of the chiropractic care is designed around the idea that the human body should be aligned. Indeed, that’s what chiropractic treatment does: it puts the body back into alignment. When you’ve gone through whiplash, you’ve been out of alignment. In fact, you’ve been pushed out of alignment very drastically. That’s part of the reason that chiropractic care has proven to be so effective in dealing with the repercussions from whiplash: it restores your body’s alignment, if not making it better than before.
Most people know acupuncture from seeing it on TV or in the movies; someone with a bunch of needles sticking out of them and so forth. However, what our acupuncture is truly focused on is treating any obstruction in the body that results in the alleviation of imbalances. In turn, that can affect the function of the body’s internal organs. So, when you’ve gone through whiplash, this treatment can help to treat any of the obstructions and imbalances that can come about from your spine and other parts of your body being jerked around so forcefully. As they’ve been thrown out of balance, so too has your entire body. This acupuncture treatment can alleviate those imbalances, improving your health today as well as tomorrow.
Pilates is so much more than just a dance or exercise class. At the Back to Wellness Center, we focus on Pilates because it promotes continuous stability as well as core strength. In fact, Pilates-based rehabilitation has quickly become one of our most popular treatments. After an accident or even just an injury, beyond the parts of your body that are affected by your injuries, your core may suffer as well. By improving your body’s core, we’re helping you to be in that much of better shape. Of course, recovery is about so much more than being physically fit. Indeed, these Pilates rehabilitation sessions are about developing body awareness.
No matter which of our treatments you end up choosing after you’ve suffered whiplash, you’ll be supervised by trained professionals. When we set out to staff our location, we made sure that we had the absolute highest qualified professionals possible. Beyond simple qualifications and know-how, we wanted to make sure that we experts who got along with people too, who made the sessions enjoyable. When you come to the Back to Wellness center, you’ll experience the best of both worlds.
Whiplash from a car accident can be a genuinely traumatic event. It can throw your entire body and life out of whack (literally). However, should you begin to develop those feelings of “pins and needles,” or other injuries that all too often come in the wake of whiplash, there is hope. At the Back to Wellness Center, one of our experts can give you a thorough examination. Then, they’ll determine the absolute best plan for your treatment. That way, you can recover from whiplash stronger and healthier than you were before. Contact us at (818) 985-2559 or go to our site for improved health.