Chiropractic Treatment Benefits

Whiplash and Auto Injuries

Whiplash most commonly occurs when the automobile is struck from behind or the car comes to a sudden stop. This causes the head to snap back and forth which causes the spine to travel beyond its normal limits.

The muscles and ligaments supporting the spine may become torn and the spinal discs may bulge, tear or rupture. The nerve roots in the neck can get stretched and irritated. It is common for symptoms to be delayed for up to 12 hours or even many days after the car accident. The car may have only slight damage, but the occupant may have suffered extensive damage. Left untreated, the formation of scar tissue can leave the victim with impaired bodily function for life.

The consequences of this damage are: low back pain, dizziness, blurred vision, shoulder, arms and hand pain and headache. The victim will have reduced ability to run and bend with varying degrees of pain.

The chiropractic approach is to use specific chiropractic adjustments to help return spinal function. After a thorough case history and examination, the doctor will recommend a series of visits to help restore proper motion and position of spinal bones. With proper early treatment, inflammation can be reduced and scar tissue can often be minimized.

Contact us today for help with your whiplash injury.