Whiplash and Neck Pain Treatment
Whiplash is a common complication after an auto accident or a fall. Because both kinds of injuries are so common, many people don't seek the care they need when they suffer whiplash. Our chiropractor can identify the true source of neck pain and other complications of whiplash and give you relief without surgery or potentially addictive painkillers. Here are some key points about whiplash from our chiropractors at Life and Vitality Chiropractic in Wayzata, MN.
How Our Chiropractor Diagnoses Whiplash
When you come in to see your chiropractor with symptoms of whiplash, our chiropractor first confirms that whiplash is really the problem you need to have treated.
Chiropractors understand that all parts of the human body are interconnected. Our chiropractor not only determine whether or not you have a spinal misalignment, but will also consider your lifestyle, your posture, your stress levels, and all of your medical history before giving treatment. In the case of whiplash, the original auto accident injury can set off a series of events that cause pain and immobility in your body beyond the initial site of your injury.
Chiropractic Care Emphasizes Spinal Adjustments, but Doesn’t Stop There
Chiropractors are experts in gentle techniques to restore alignment of your spine to take pressure off nerves and to allow spinal discs to heal, but specific spinal adjustments aren’t all our chiropractor can do.
Some of the interventions our chiropractor will use to treat whiplash involve relieving pressure on a compressed spine on a computer-controlled spinal decompression table, various forms of traction, and exercises you can do at home to help you recover a little bit more every day. Our chiropractor also has a range of techniques for relieving pain without medication.
Our chiropractor also has techniques for relieving injuries to soft tissues, muscles, and ligaments. There are instruments that increase circulation to accelerate healing of soft tissues, and there are instruments for "distracting" your nervous system so it does not transmit pain signals to your brain.
The Best Time to Seek Diagnosis and Treatment for an Auto Accident Injury Is Always as Soon as Possible
Whiplash injuries may be subtle at first, but the condition often worsens over time. When your body attempts to repair injuries without help, swelling and inflammation in soft tissues can pull your spine out of alignment, which then puts pressure on nerves. This causes pain. It can also cause you to adopt unhealthy postures that keep you from getting well. Our chiropractor can turn this process around.
Let Life and Vitality Chiropractic in Wayzata Be Your Chiropractor for Whiplash and All Your Chiropractic Needs!
Call Life Chiropractic at (952) 746-5352 or Vitality Chiropractic at (952) 746-5351. Our offices are located at 935 Wayzata Blvd ESuite 100, Wayzata, MN, 55391.