Whiplash is an injury to the neck muscles caused by rapid motion of your neck, usually occurring from trauma (car wreck, fall, etc.). It causes acute neck pain as well as restricts functional movement in your neck (cervical spine).
Soon after a whiplash injury has occurred, it is important to be seen by a health care provider. Chiropractic care can be a valuable tool in recovering from a whiplash injury. ICE will be your new best friend to help reduce inflammation! As your neck becomes less inflamed, your pain will lessen.
Chiropractic care, especially SPECIFIC and PRECISE chiropractic care is important in a whiplash recovery. As with any traumatic injury, it’s extremely important to look at the entire spine – not just where the pain is. This helps address your acute injury and assures there aren’t other misalignments along your spine caused by the traumatic injury.
With a full spinal assessment, weight-bearing x-rays, neurological examination and functional movement assessment – it allows our Doc’s to determine exactly what the problems are and most importantly to you and your family, the plan to CORRECT the CAUSE.