Whiplash happens when there is sudden trauma to the neck. It most often occurs in auto accidents at the time of impact. That impact makes the neck extend beyond its normal range before it tries to snap back into place. This brief but very sharp movement can cause serious damage to the soft tissue in the neck, and it can also move the neck vertebrae into a misaligned state.
The symptoms of whiplash may differ from one person to the next. Usually, people need to seek whiplash treatment if they have at least one of the following symptoms: headache, neck pain, back pain, dizziness, or any combination of these.
No, whiplash is not the type of condition that will resolve on its own. Whiplash will grow worse if it is not treated, sometimes even becoming permanent. Patients can avoid pain, stiffness, and all the other symptoms associated with whiplash if they seek chiropractic treatment.
Chiropractic treatment for whiplash is focused on restoring full range of motion and providing pain relief. At An Chiropractic & Spine Center, Dr. An takes a modern approach to whiplash, using a full range of advanced therapies that can provide pain relief and motion restoration. Some of the treatment options include: chiropractic spinal alignment, non-surgical spinal decompression therapy, ATM-2, and the Synaptic pain control system. Massage is often part of a whiplash patient’s recovery, as well. With all of these effective therapy types available, Dr. An will custom design a treatment plan for every whiplash patient. Most people who suffer from whiplash are able to make a full recovery and reclaim their lives, without potentially dangerous prescription drugs or invasive surgical procedures.
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