Whiplash after Auto Accident
Did you know:
- Approximately three million new cases pertaining to whiplash occur annually
- Over 50% of these cases incur some degree of chronic pain
- In 75 percent of patients, whiplash symptoms can last for six months or even longer
- Whiplash injuries are five times more common in women as compared to men
- A whiplash injury can increase your chances of developing chronic shoulder pain if it is left untreated
A whiplash injury usually occurs to the person’s neck. It happens due to a sudden acceleration and deceleration of force that leads to unrestrained and rapid front and back movement of the head and neck. It’s common in people who have suffered from auto accidents in which their vehicle is hit by another vehicle from behind.
However, other ways that you can incur a whiplash injury include:
- Falling from a bicycle or horse
- Being hit from the side
- While playing a contact sport
The pain caused by whiplash injury in many cases is excruciating. Therefore, it is important to seek prompt treatment. In such a scenario, chiropractic care is often the best way to alleviate pain and tackle soft tissue injury naturally without any surgery.
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash Injury
Chiropractic treatment targets the bones and muscles (the core of the problem), which help alleviate pain and ease symptoms rapidly. It makes the foundation for the soft tissue sound and aligns it, which relieves stress on the damaged and strained muscles.
Not only that, but the treatment also focuses on a range of motion and posture to ensure overall body functioning. Furthermore, joint alignment and muscle relaxation techniques also help improve blood circulation and reduce inflammation and swelling.
It is then followed by muscle strengthening exercises to stabilize the affected joints; and lifestyle & nutritional counseling for improved healing potential.
Chiropractic care holistic nature helps patients experience quality living and engage in daily activities as they did before, without any limitation or pain.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you have whiplash pain, then call us at 210-404-PAIN (7246) to schedule an appointment with our experienced chiropractor today!
Let us assess your condition and provide you with an individualized chiropractic treatment plan to help you experience long-lasting pain relief.