Whiplash is a generic term applied to injuries of the neck caused when the neck is suddenly and/or violently jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whip-like movement. Whiplash is most commonly seen in people involved in motor vehicle accidents, but it can also occur from falls, sports injuries, work injuries, and other incidents.
Chiropractors are well versed in the treatment of whiplash injuries. Chiropractors can treat whiplash with adjustments, muscle relaxation/stimulation, and by recommending various exercises and ergonomic/lifestyle changes. By using one, or a combination of these treatment types chiropractors can bring the spine back into alignment and help the body recover from whiplash injuries. There are occasions where whiplash may require intervention from a medical professional other than a chiropractor and when those situations arise a chiropractor will let you know. Chiropractic care is a great tool for treatment of whiplash because chiropractic treatment will keep the spine in line and help soft tissue injuries to heal properly. If you are dealing with whiplash and would like to set up an appointment for chiropractic care, give us a call at 651-730-7302.