You’ve probably heard of whiplash. In fact, in the case of many automobile accidents, it’s’ one of the most commonly sustained neck injuries.
What is Whiplash?
The condition generally occurs as a result of the impact of an accident, where an individual’s neck is forced out of its normal range of motion. The forced motion can cause damage to muscles and other soft tissues in the sufferer’s neck and can become a long-term source of neck and back pain.
In serious cases it can prevent an individual from being able to work, to perform certain movements, from being able to rest comfortably at night and from doing other normal activities.
In other cases, migraine headaches can result from the strain on a person’s neck muscles and nerves. Other issues can also stem from accidents capable of causing whiplash, including herniated discs.
In short, whiplash is an often overlooked, yet serious condition that can greatly impact an individual’s everyday life.
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
Chiropractors are able to treat whiplash cases and should be your first call if you feel as though you may be suffering from whiplash – the pain should not be ignored.
An experienced chiropractor can work with you through targeted spinal adjustments and other therapies to provide a treatment plan that will benefit you and lead to positive results with pain free movement. Corrective exercises will restore strength while eliminating the source of discomfort.
Are you suffering from whiplash? Are you ready to increase your overall quality of life? Call Dr. Scott with LeVan Chiropractic today. We look forward to working with you while providing high quality care you can trust.