Whiplash Treatment from Your Elyria Chiropractor
Mention a car accident injury, and most people think of whiplash. Our Elyria chiropractor notes that many patients with neck pain or lower back pain are surprised to find out that this disorder could result from any action that suddenly causes the neck to jerk. Sometimes discomfort is so great that it is impossible to complete normal daily activities. Our Universal Treatment and Recovery Center offers relief through natural treatments that avoid medication or surgery.
What Exactly is Whiplash?
Another term for whiplash is neck strain. The most common cause of this problem is a rear-end car collision. Injury to tendons, muscles, and vertebral joints occurs when the neck suddenly moves back and forth.
The result is often neck pain or lower back pain that might appear immediately or several days after a car accident injury or other forceful events. According to our chiropractor, these are the most frequent symptoms our patients experience:
- Tightness, pain, or swelling in the neck
- Tingling or numbness in an arm
- A type of “brain fog”
- Restricted range of motion
- Stiffness or pain when looking over a shoulder
- Knotted or hard-to-the-touch muscles
- Headaches originating at the base of the skull
- Pain when moving the head from front to back or side to side
Chiropractic Treatment Options
Anyone who experiences an event that causes a sudden impact should consider the possibility of whiplash and seek prompt evaluation and treatment. The primary treatment options after a positive diagnosis include chiropractic adjustments, physical exercises, muscle relaxation or stimulation or a combination of them, and ergonomic adjustments or lifestyle alterations.
After completing a comprehensive physical exam and determining the patient’s needs, our chiropractor utilizes manual or instrumental adjustments to return the body to its correct physical structure. Each patient in our practice receives a customized Pettibon therapy plan.
The Pettibon System is a method of preparing the body for a chiropractic adjustment. It loosens and warms up muscles, which makes it easier to reshape the spine and bring the patient relief. The exercises it includes also help an adjustment last longer and provide many other wellness benefits.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Elyria Chiropractor
Do not continue to suffer from symptoms that point to whiplash or risk overlooking an undiagnosed car accident injury. Our Universal Treatment and Recovery Center in Elyria, OH offers natural, non-surgical treatments for individuals suffering from neck pain or lower back pain. Our focus is providing solutions that address each patient’s unique needs with personalized care. Take a moment to call us today at 440-324-4488 to schedule a consultation with our chiropractor and start on your journey toward optimal wellness.