Chiropractic Care for Whiplash & Associated Injuries

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Whiplash is a painful condition that occurs when the neck is forced forward and then slammed backwards, often because of a car accident or other injury.  Signs and symptoms of whiplash include sore, stiff neck, shoulder, or back muscles, headaches, blurry vision, and a limited range of motion.  Every case of whiplash is different and thus should be managed according to the specifics of the situation.  What works for one person may not work for another.  Whiplash treatment can include a variety of options to alleviate pain such as exercises or muscle stimulation.  Chiropractic care is one of the best options for managing whiplash symptoms.  A Cape Coral chiropractor can assess whiplash injury and pain to get to the root of the problem to provide long-term relief.

Don’t Delay Receiving Care for Whiplash

Symptoms of whiplash may not show up for several days after an accident or injury, but that doesn’t mean nothing is wrong.  It can be easy to try to ignore whiplash pain, hoping that it will go away on its own.  But the problem with not addressing whiplash pain is that it may turn into chronic pain without proper care.  Turning to medications will bring some relief for a short time, but they don’t hold the answer to lasting relief as symptoms return after medication wears off.  Instead of just masking symptoms, find permanent relief with chiropractic care from a Cape Coral chiropractor.  Dr. Omar Clark and Dr. Taylor Van Horn will work with you to locate the source of whiplash pain, spinal misalignments, to alleviate symptoms for good.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

The force of whiplash on the spine can be detrimental to your health.  Most every time the spine is forced forward and backward, it forces vertebrae of the spine out of position.  These spinal misalignments can cause all kinds of damage to the body such as inflammation, soreness, or stiffness associated with whiplash.  Left unmanaged, these misalignments can cause further health concerns.  Spinal misalignments interrupt communication between the brain and body, leading to chaos and dysfunction.  Gentle adjustments from Dr. Clark and Dr. Van Horn of Experience Family Chiropractic will correct misalignments and restore the function of the central nervous system for permanent pain relief.

Does Chiropractic Care Work for Whiplash Injuries?

There are numerous case studies that document the relief of many from whiplash pain after undergoing regular chiropractic care.  In one study of 28 people who presented with whiplash pain, 93% saw significant improvements after receiving regular chiropractic adjustments.  Another study looked at 41 people with whiplash symptoms and found that after 10 weeks of chiropractic care, pain levels decreased from an average of 7.1 to only 0.6!

Experience relief from whiplash pain with chiropractic care.  Learn more about the advantages of chiropractic care for your health or call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Clark and Dr. Van Horn at Experience Family Chiropractic today.

 

 

Sources

Myran, R., Hagen, K., Svebak, S., Nygaard, O., Zwart, J. “Headache and Musculoskeletal Complaints Among Subjects with Self-Reported Whiplash Injury. The HUNT-2 Study.”BioMed Central Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2011; 12: 129.  www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3127807/.

Woodard, MN, Cook, JC, Gargan, MF, Bannister, GC. “Chiropractic treatment of chronic ‘whiplash’ syndrome”.  Injury, 1996 Nov;27(9):643-5.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9039361.

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