Whiplash symptoms can be relieved by chiropractic treatments through chiropractic care in Le Claire. A chiropractor will perform a gentle examination of your spine, which includes X-rays and other imaging tests to find the source of pain. For instance, nerves may have been pinched in an accident or you might need adjustments for alignment problems that occurred during the crash.
If Dr. Knight finds that the muscles in your neck are tight, he or she may use a technique called myofascial release—a type of hands-on physical therapy. This treatment helps to loosen up and relax these muscle groups. Your chiropractor might also give you stretches or teach you exercises for back pain relief from whiplash as well as other injuries.
The goal is not only to alleviate symptoms but also to realign spine segments which have become misaligned following trauma (eg, car accident).
For long term benefits, it’s important for patients with whiplash signs and symptoms to see their doctor early on so they can take steps towards preventing more serious injury down the line by getting appropriate medical care.
A whiplash injury can also lead to chronic pain, headaches, and difficulty sleeping. Your chiropractor will be able to diagnose the severity of your injury and recommend treatment options that are best for you. They may offer adjustments or other treatments like acupuncture, massage therapy, physical therapy or cold laser therapies. If they feel there is a need for surgery then they will refer you out for an evaluation by one of their colleagues who specializes in these injuries.
Chiropractic care has been shown to help with many types of neck-related issues including whiplash related conditions such as sprains and strains which often result from overuse due to muscle tightness (eg., stress at work).
When the neck is whipped from back to front during a car accident, while playing contact sports such as football, or occasionally from an assault or other physical trauma, a number of things can happen to the spine and surrounding soft tissue. Whiplash describes the initial impact, but the results can include:
Whiplash injuries can range from mild to very severe. Injuries tend to be more significant when your headrest is positioned too low. If the impact was quite severe or the headrest was low there is the possibility that bones are broken or tissue is damaged. It is highly recommended that you see a chiropractor and receive a thorough examination and x-rays. Even if the impact seemed mild, you may have whiplash if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
As you can see there are a wide range of symptoms and not all of them may be immediately traceable to whiplash. Even if you have been cleared by a doctor, your pain could still be related to whiplash and you may need treatment to correct the problem. If you have recently been injured it’s important to get your spine checked as soon as possible. The sooner that you start treating the issue the less chance you have of it developing into a long-term problem.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, on the job, or due to someone’s negligence, you likely need a personal injury lawyer to help get you the compensation you’re entitled to. After an accident, people are often confused as to how they will pay for treatment and what they are entitled to receive. You’re entitled to have reasonable treatment paid by the responsible party or their insurance carrier.
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Because the majority of whiplash incidents impact the spine and the surrounding nerves and tissues, chiropractic care is an excellent avenue for treatment. Chiropractic doctors are skilled in assessing the source of the pain associated with a whiplash injury and determining a plan for effective treatment. Chiropractic treatments are gentle and non-invasive. Through small adjustments, people find great relief from the pain associated with whiplash and are set on a road to full recovery. Call our team at Knight Chiropractic & Functional Health to discover how chiropractic care can help you recover from whiplash.