Whiplash is predominantly caused when an individual is exposed to a sudden force that causes their head to lunge in multiple directions simultaneously. For patients who sustain Whiplash as a result of an accident, most victims experience a series of symptoms that includes intense stiffness, inflammation, recurring headaches, and dizziness.
Though these symptoms can be addressed with painkillers or over-the-counter medications, treating the source of the condition is critical for preventing further damage or potential physical impairments. Without proper treatment, Whiplash can affect your mood, your ability to follow through with personal and professional requirements, and your sleep habits.
Our Atlanta Chiropractors use the following treatment solutions when helping patients overcome Whiplash Injury. All of the methods we use are natural and void of adverse side effects. Review the following solutions our Chiropractic team uses to treat Whiplash to learn more about their use and benefits.
As the primary technique used to treat Whiplash, this particular technique helps correct musculoskeletal deformities and imbalances. Adjustments are applied directly to the vertebrae of the spine and help relieve pressure that exists around the spinal cord. Most patients can recover from Whiplash after a few weeks of ongoing adjustments, while also noticing improvements in their mobility and range of motion.
To relax the muscles and ligaments that surround the neck area, deep tissue massage can be used to reduce inflammation and improve the spine’s flexibility. Deep tissue massage is also useful for reducing pain and supporting the recovery process by increasing the amount of blood that can reach the injured area.
To address inflammation, our Chiropractors can use cold compresses to restrict tissue before applying heat to relax damaged muscles and alleviate pain.
Depending on the extent of each patient’s condition, our Chiropractors may recommend a variety of controlled exercises and stretches that help improves mobility and strengthen damaged muscles. Most exercises can be performed at home, which allows you to support your recovery and experience complete relief at a faster pace.
If you sustain Whiplash and would like to learn more about our approach to treatment, contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Chiropractors. You are also welcome to schedule an examination to learn more about your condition and which treatment options are most appropriate. Just dial (404) 889-8828 to reach one of our staff members.