Auto Accident Injuries - Whiplash
Dr. Alan DellaBella offers chiropractic treatments for individuals who have experienced car accident injuries to the neck and back, including whiplash, sprains and strains.
If you suspect you have whiplash or are experiencing any of the symptoms of whiplash, including headaches and neck pain, it is important to make an appointment with our auto accident injury chiropractor for whiplash treatment.
While whiplash is not a fatal injury, it can be debilitating if not treated promptly. The neck and spine have a very specific curvature that must be maintained in order for the spine to function properly. When whiplash occurs, the natural curvature of the spine is reduced, and if the injury is severe enough, the vertebrae in the neck completely lose their curvature, which results in a straight alignment. This places incredible pressure on the front of the neck and prompts the body into trying to fix the injury. Unfortunately, the body’s natural response to whiplash is to grow new bone, which results in bone spurs along the neck and compressed disks, and if left to grow long enough, it can result in severely restricted movement of the neck.
Treatment With Our Auto Accident Injury Chiropractor
Dr. Allan DellaBella, can successfully treat your whiplash symptoms and facilitate complete healing by using the Thompson Technique to restore the curvature of the spine, massage therapy and cervical neck pumps.
The Thomson technique is a specific type of chiropractic adjustment. It was created in the 1950s by Dr. Thompson as a way to more effectively adjust his patient’s backs with minimal force and discomfort. This technique involves the use of a specially designed chiropractic table that contains various droppable sections. During the session, our chiropractor sets the sections according to how far they need to drop when he performs the adjustment. At the time of the adjustment, our chiropractor uses a quick thrust of his hands to trigger the section into dropping, which completes the adjustment without additional pressure from our chiropractor. This is very effective at restoring the natural curvature of the spine.
Massage therapy may also be recommended in addition to chiropractic adjustments. Receiving regular massages helps the muscles of the back and neck relax, reduces inflammation and helps prevent the formation of rigid scar tissue. It also increases the effectiveness of the chiropractic adjustments and provides general pain relief.
Cervical Neck Pump
Cervical neck pumps are used to improve and fix posture, and this is very important for individuals that have incurred a whiplash injury. Whiplash creates forward pressure on the neck and changes the individual’s natural posture. Using a cervical neck pump can correct the posture and help the neck remain in alignment, and this medical device is typically covered by insurance.
If you have recently been involved in a car accident or are experiencing any of the symptoms of whiplash, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor at 561-488-4000.