Can Chiropractic Care Help Whiplash?

Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck and spine. It occurs while the head and neck is thrown on one side very abruptly and quickly, then is thrust into the opposite side. Both nerves and muscles may be affected for this injury along with ligaments and discs.

Chiropractic care for whiplash

What Causes Whiplash?

Whiplash happens when your head and neck are quickly thrust forward (or to the side) and then back again like in a car accidents. However; you can also suffer the effects of whiplash with other activities like contact sports and amusement park rides. Sometimes vertebral subluxations, osteoporosis, and arthritis can also affect the neck with results similar to whiplash.

Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash can be difficult to diagnose and may not show immediately, as in a car accident. Symptoms usually present within 24 hours. Some whiplash symptoms can be:

  • Pain and stiffness in the neck
  • Pain when moving the neck
  • Headaches that start at the base of the skull
  • Reduced range of motion in the neck
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Jaw Pain
  • Tightness in neck muscles
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Numbness and needless in arms and hand

Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash

Chiropractic treatment helps bring the body back into alignment so it can heal itself. In a car accident, for example, the violent force on your body can push the spine out of alignment with the rest of the body and the quick back and forth motion of your head while your body is held in place (usually from a seatbelt) will strain the various ligaments in your neck. Dickson Chiropractic offers:

  • Chiropractic Adjustment: Chiropractors adjust your backbone to increase mobility and restore your body’s ability to heal itself. Chiropractic adjustment techniques can allow herniated discs to re-adjust and can stimulate the nervous system.
  • Decompression Therapy: A computerized device gently pulls on the spine to allow pinched nerves and herniated discs to return to in-between the spinal bones instead of being pushed out and compressed. Nearly immediate relief is felt using this technique.

If you are involved in an automobile accident contact Dickson Chiropractic today. Whiplash can have a long lasting negative effect on you, your neck and your body if not properly adjusted. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Scott Jutte has the knowledge, experience and expertise to help your body back into alignment and to allow it to heal itself.

Call (615) 375-8423 now to get back your health safely and quickly without drugs and without side-effects.

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