Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries, given that it’s caused when you come to a sudden stop after a period of motion. When your car collides with another, your body continues its forward motion until it snaps back into place. This puts a huge amount of stress on your spine, often causing tendons and ligaments to tear and resulting in extreme muscle soreness and back pain in the weeks following your accident.
Even if you don’t feel any pain right away, you still may be suffering from whiplash. It can take weeks for the symptoms to appear, and they can include soreness, headaches, shooting pain in the neck, and difficulty concentrating. Making an appointment for a checkup and preemptive treatment may be wise after an auto accident. This can help you avoid more serious problems down the road.
Pain Management for Whiplash and Other Car Accident Injuries
Traditional treatments for whiplash sometimes include surgery, but here at Shadowood Chiropractic Center, we take a more natural approach to pain management. Chiropractic adjustments can help realign your spine, reducing tension on muscles, tendons and ligaments that are strained trying to bring you back into alignment. These adjustments can make it much easier for you to function on a day-to-day basis as you have restored mobility to your neck in particular.
Massage therapy is another very effective treatment for many types of car accident injuries, including whiplash. Gently massaging the muscles and tissues around your neck and spine helps with pain management by promoting tension relief. In addition, massage therapy helps increase blood flow to your muscles to help them heal properly after an accident.
What car accident injuries have you sustained and how did chiropractic care help with your treatment and healing process?