Are You Looking for an Effective Whiplash Treatment?

Written By ChiroConcepts of McKinney on June 15, 2018

Chiropractic care is known to be an effective whiplash treatment. However, as every case is different, a patient’s treatment plan needs to be tailored just to them. 

What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

Whiplash is caused by a sudden jerk forward or backward of the neck. When we think of Whiplash, we often associate it with car accidents, but sports injuries can also cause the condition. Symptoms include:

  • Pain and tightness in the neck
  • Decreased movement of the neck
  • Hard or knotted neck muscles
  • Headaches originating from the base of the skull
  • Concussive symptoms

It is important to remember that symptoms of whiplash don’t always show up immediately after an event but can take days to appear. 

What Are the Chiropractic Whiplash Treatment Options?

Studies have shown that 43% of people who receive a whiplash injury will be left with symptoms for the rest of their lives. Therefore, it is important to receive whiplash treatment as soon as you begin to experience symptoms.

Chiropractic whiplash treatment is centered around reducing pain and easing muscle tension. Your chiropractor will gently stretch the tightened muscles in your neck and may apply pressure to other trigger points to reduce pain.

Exercises may be recommended, and your chiropractor will ensure that you have learnt how to do these properly before you begin doing them at home. Stabilization of the neck may be necessary as well.

Your chiropractor will discuss with you any changes of lifestyle that may help your condition and may refer you to another health professional who can work in tandem with you both. 

Reducing Pain First, Then Increasing Functionality

As previously mentioned, receiving whiplash treatment from your chiropractor is individualized and adapted to each person and situation. But the first focus of treatment is to reduce pain and symptoms. Once that has been achieved, you and your chiropractor can work towards increasing your ability to move your neck.

It is important you do not resume normal activities too soon as the risk of re-injury can be high. Once you can move your head freely from side to side, and from front to back, as well as being able to look over both shoulders, you should be able to return to normal day-to-day activities. 

Please contact the team at ChiroConcepts at McKinney if you have any further questions regarding Chiropractic whiplash treatment.

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