Whiplash Treatment with Chiropractic Care

Written By Scottsdale Spinal Healthcare on June 1, 2018

Whiplash is very common. It occurs when your neck is jerked forward and back in a rapid motion that causes your ligaments to over-stretch and tear.

The most common cause of whiplash is a car accident, but a sports injury, sudden fall, physical abuse, or even a whirl in an amusement park ride here in Scottsdale can result in injury.

Do I Have a Whiplash Injury?

Symptoms of injury range from a tight feeling in your head, neck, or shoulders to severe and chronic pain, headaches or migraines, fatigue, anxiety, and even memory loss.

While some whiplash-induced pain may dissipate within a few weeks, without proper treatment many people develop chronic pain syndromes and suffer for years.

If you’ve been injured and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should get treatment immediately. Early treatment is much more successful than treatment received after the condition has become chronic. 

What Kind of Whiplash Treatment is Best?

The best treatment for any kind of injury is the one that provides relief and healing in the most non-invasive and drug-free way possible. 

That’s why chiropractic care is a successful method of treating pain of muscle, ligament, and nerve damage sustained from whiplash.

Chiropractors have expert knowledge of the way your body’s neuromusculoskeletal system works and can often pinpoint the cause of your pain at the very first visit. 

Chiropractic care has been scientifically proven to help relieve acute neck pain and other symptoms experienced by patients with whiplash.

How Does a Chiropractor Treat Whiplash?

Whiplash treatment will vary by patient, but chiropractors prefer to use the most gentle and non-invasive methods possible.

Your doctor will examine your spine — identify restricted motion, tenderness and tightness — and take note of other symptoms.

He or she may order diagnostic images to confirm a diagnosis. Then your doctor will use one of several modalities to help you begin to heal.

Options include physical medicine modalities like laser therapy, TENS, stretching, gentle spinal manipulation, thermal therapy (ice or heat packs), massage, and soft tissue therapy. 

Make Sure You Get the Best Chiropractor for Whiplash Treatment

Dr. Martin Kollasch has over 20 years of experience combining the science of chiropractic care with other healing modalities like acupuncture and physical medicine modalities.

At the Scottsdale Spinal Healthcare Clinic, Dr. Kollasch combines state-of-the-art facilities with an extensive knowledge of healing therapies to provide whiplash sufferers with fast relief from pain and other symptoms.

Contact us at our website or call (480) 948-6020 today for an appointment to start on your way to healing.

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