Whiplash Injury is caused by a sharp, sudden force that literally “whips” your head in multiple directions simultaneously.
Although symptoms vary from each patient, most people who suffer from Whiplash experience significant pain, soreness, stiffness, inflammation, and recurring headaches. If left untreated, patients may experience other chronic conditions, as well as a general decline in their overall health e.g. inability to sleep or perform everyday tasks.
If you are involved in an auto collision or some accident that causes tissue damage around your neck, contact our Atlanta Chiropractors right away. We can work with you and your schedule to ensure that you receive everything you need for a fast, safe recovery.
Call our Atlanta Chiropractic Clinic to set up a free consultation or an examination – (404) 889-8828.
Most primary physicians approach Whiplash Injuries using prescription medications or some neck brace. Although these methods are helpful for masking the symptoms associated with Whiplash, our Atlanta Chiropractors rely on a variety of techniques that are more effective and protect patients from potential relapses.
The following Chiropractic Techniques are useful for alleviating pain, reducing inflammation, and restoring mobility for patients suffering from Whiplash.
Manipulation or adjustments is the most common technique used to treat Whiplash Injury, as well as most musculoskeletal conditions. With this technique, your Atlanta Chiropractor will apply gentle adjustments to the damaged tissue that surrounds your neck. By following through with these actions, our Chiropractors can eliminate the pressure that exists around your spinal cord – which helps reduce stiffness and pain.
Massage therapy helps loosen up or relax the muscles and ligaments that surround your neck – helping your ability to move your neck from side to side. Deep tissue massage also helps stimulate blood flow to the injured area, which helps reduce inflammation and relieves pain.
Using cold packs and heating pads interchangeably, our Atlanta Chiropractors can address inflammation, while also relaxing damaged neck muscles.
Depending on the extent of your injury, your Chiropractor may recommend some stabilization exercises and stretches that help improves or restore your neck’s range of motion. Most exercises can be performed at home, allowing you to support your recovery.
During your initial examination, your Chiropractor will go over your personal and family medical history, as well as ask you a variety of questions that pertain to your lifestyle. Sometimes, patients exacerbate their symptoms without knowing based on the activities they perform throughout their day.
Our Atlanta Chiropractors can help identify potential triggers or habits that are not conducive to healing, while also providing safe, simple alternatives.
If you sutain Whiplash as a result of an accident, contact AICA Atlanta as soon as possible. Our clinic is open Monday through Sunday and welcomes same-day appointments.
Contact our staff today to schedule a free consultation or a complete examination – (404) 889-8828.