At Chiropractic Wellness Center, serving Kansas City, MO, Prairie Village, KS, Overland Park, KS, and the surrounding areas, our chiropractor treats those who were in a car accident or another personal injury that led to whiplash. We'd like to take a moment to explain what whiplash is, how it arises, and how we can help.
Whiplash can be from an auto accident injury. It can also happen from a personal injury, such as trauma or a sports injury. It arises when your neck is propelled forward, backward, and forward again rapidly. This stress on the neck can damage the soft tissue and nerves.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Within the first few days after the injury, you may notice that your neck is stiff. You might not be able to move it as much as you could before the injury. Pain is a common symptom, and it often worsens when you move your neck.
Some people also experience headaches or migraines after whiplash. Other symptoms include:
- Shoulder pain
- Visual disturbances
- Numbness or tingling that could extend through the arms
- Memory problems
- Difficulty concentrating
Our chiropractor will ask you about your accident. You'll want to let our practitioner know about any neck pain you have, when it started, and if any factors worsen the pain. Part of your assessment will also include demonstrating to our chiropractor how far you can move your neck. In certain circumstances, our practitioner will request imaging to rule out other injuries.
At our practice, we provide chiropractic care for pain relief and whiplash treatment in general. Part of that care may include a cervical spinal alignment that corrects subluxations in the neck. Our practitioner may recommend you go through exercise therapy. During this treatment, chiropractors guide you through exercises that slowly work the neck. You then gradually regain both function and flexion. This type of chiropractic care can even help promote blood flow to the area to facilitate the healing process.
Massage therapy might be another treatment we recommend. Our massage therapist will stimulate the muscles and other soft tissue deep within the neck to reduce soreness and tightness. It also enhances circulation, which can improve your healing time.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Auto Accident Injury Treatment
Chiropractic Wellness Center, serving Kansas City, MO, Prairie Village, KS, Overland Park, KS, and the general vicinity, offers whiplash treatment after an auto accident injury or another personal injury. Call us today at (816) 561-7035 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.