Whiplash is the term used when the neck is “whipped” forward and back, typically due to a rear-end collision or some other form of car accident. Whiplash can result in severe stiffness and pain in the neck and upper spine, headaches, tenderness in the shoulders and upper arms, and tingling or numbness in the arms, just to name a few. Depending on the severity of the injury, whiplash can be a serious matter, with symptoms sometimes lasting for years. The good news is that the host of symptoms accompanying whiplash responds remarkably well to chiropractic therapy.
WHIPLASH IS OFTEN MISDIAGNOSED
Whiplash is most commonly associated with auto injuries, but it can be caused by any kind of forceful impact, like contact sports, physical assault or other personal injuries. Despite this, whiplash is sadly under-acknowledged in the medical community. Most medical doctors won’t diagnose whiplash if the patient hasn’t been involved in a high-speed car accident, despite the fact that whiplash can happen at speeds as low as five mph. This means that, unfortunately, most people don’t even realize they are injured until long after the accident. By the time many people realize they are in need of help, their problems have escalated to a much worse condition.
CAN CHIROPRACTIC TREAT WHIPLASH?
One study noted significant improvement in 93% of the 28 whiplash patients they treated with chiropractic care. Since whiplash is so often misunderstood and underestimated, success in treating it depends on working with a doctor with advanced spinal health knowledge. Chiropractors are trained to detect and treat these kinds of injuries.
Some of the methods used in treating whiplash include:
- Spinal Manipulation
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
Chiropractic has been proven to be an effective treatment for those suffering from whiplash. If you’ve been injured, it’s crucial to get your spine checked as soon as possible. The sooner whiplash is treated, the less chance it has to develop into longer-term problems.
At PEAKiropractic, we aim to blend the skills and experience we’ve acquired from both our formal education and years of serving the Dallas – Fort Worth community.
Dr. Elia is a certified, accredited Chiropractor and has gained extensive experience in treating a wide range of serious injuries and musculoskeletal issues. We’ve focused our practice on treating injuries resulting from all manner of personal, automobile or work-related accidents, slips and falls, and other accidental injuries. Our patient support is second to none and the care we provide is safe, effective, and backed by science.
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