Chiropractic Care For Whiplash Recovery
Like all injury treatments, whiplash injury recovery isn’t as cut-and-dry as we’d all like it to be. When diagnosing and treating whiplash injuries, we have to consider how you sustained your whiplash injury, the location and severity of your whiplash injuries, and the amount of time your individual whiplash injury will take to heal. All-in-all, whiplash injury recovery treatments are going to vary from patient to patient, which means that, even if you’ve suffered from whiplash before and think you know what to expect moving forward, whiplash can cause different symptoms and different pains every time you sustain a whiplash injury. This means that, even if one whiplash treatment plan works miracles for one patient, the same treatment may offer no pain relief or injury recover for another. To ensure that every patient gets exactly the whiplash injury treatment they need to fully recover, we offer a wide range of chiropractic whiplash recovery services, including chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, acupuncture, and exercise routines, all of which are used to treat whiplash injuries in different ways and provide whiplash pain relief.
What is Whiplash?
If you’re unfamiliar with what whiplash is, or how you can sustain a whiplash injury, you’re not alone. Although almost everyone has a vague idea of what whiplash is, it’s still better to have a complete understanding of the causes of whiplash in order to help you understand whether you are suffering from whiplash and how severe your whiplash may be. Whiplash can be caused in several ways, all of which cause strain on your body. To understand what whiplash is, it’s best to look at what causes whiplash. The most common cause of whiplash is auto accidents because of the immense amount of force generally associated with auto accidents. In an auto accident, especially at higher speeds, when you suddenly hit the brakes, you feel your head fly forward while your body is securely strapped to your seat with your seatbelt. When your head moves so quickly and forcefully away from your body, it places immense strain on your neck and back before your body returns to its natural position. This is whiplash – intense neck and back strain cause by sudden and forceful movement of your head away from and back toward your body.
Recognizing Common Causes of Whiplash Injuries
Even if you haven’t sustained an auto accident whiplash injury, you can still sustain whiplash in any number of ways, as long as there is enough force moving your head away from your shoulders. The feeling of having “the wind knocked out” of you can be associated with whiplash, occurring to both adults and children. If your child has fallen on the playground, they could have sustained a whiplash injury, no matter how slight their fall may have been. Falling from a ladder, falling down stairs, slipping on ice, or any other accidents that strain your neck, shoulders, and back could cause a whiplash injury. If you’ve recently had any accident similar to these and are feeling residual pain, seek chiropractic medical help as soon as possible.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash injuries can have a variety of negative symptoms, all of which could be mistaken for simple physical stresses or leftover pain from another injury, surgery, or even an illness. So that you can pay close attention to your body’s pains and needs, knowing some of the more common whiplash symptoms can help ensure that you seek whiplash injury treatment sooner rather than later, so that you don’t have to live with any lasting whiplash injuries that were left untreated. Whiplash injuries affect your neck, shoulders, and upper and lower back, manifesting in several different forms of pain. You may feel throbbing or aching whiplash pains, stabbing or shooting pains, or even numbness, all of which can be located in your neck, back, shoulders, arms or all four areas. Because the symptoms of whiplash are not exact, monitor your injury closely, and look for consistent whiplash injury symptoms that could help us diagnose and treat your whiplash injury.
Whiplash Chiropractic Adjustments
Treating whiplash injuries is just like any other injury recovery. There are several chiropractic whiplash treatments available, including chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and massage therapy. With a spinal adjustment, we are able to realign misaligned vertebrae and relieve muscular and nervous tension associated with whiplash. Massage therapy can also offer natural whiplash injury recovery, relieving nervous and muscular tension and improving circulation. We also provide acupuncture treatments for whiplash, which allow us to administer focused pain relief treatments.
All of these chiropractic care services, in addition to corrective exercises and changes to your daily routine, can leave your body pain-free. Contact Catalyst Chiropractic in Blaine today by calling (763) 205-3781 or emailing email@example.com to find out how our whiplash injury recovery treatments can provide you with lasting whiplash pain relief.