Omaha Chiropractor for Whiplash Treatment
Whiplash is commonly caused by auto accidents and contact sports. It's the result of sudden and violent acceleration and deceleration force that results in the muscles and tendons being traumatically stretched from the forward and backward motion of the neck. Sometimes, the damage might also occur to cervical (neck) vertebrae and cervical discs. It's not unusual for a whiplash injury to begin to manifest itself hours or even days after a physically traumatic event. Over the years, we've successfully provided chiropractic care, pain relief, and restored range of motion for countless whiplash victims here at West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic.
Treatment for a Whiplash Injury
Every patient is different, and every whiplash injury is different too. After an examination by one of our chiropractors, the patient's primary dysfunction will be identified and then a treatment plan is formulated. That plan is critical to the successful care and treatment of a whiplash injury and the prevention of chronic pain. It might include the following:
- Gentle chiropractic manipulation
- Electronic muscle stimulation
- Massage therapy
- Home exercises
Prevent Chronic Whiplash Symptoms
If you believe that you've suffered whiplash as a result of an auto injury or sports injury, it's important for you to be examined, properly diagnosed and treated, not only to relieve your current pain and discomfort but also to prevent permanent damage to the vertebrae, discs and spinal nerves.
Chiropractic care is an effective method of whiplash treatment that aids in preventing chronic symptoms in the future. In our experience, patients who see us right after a whiplash injury have far fewer long term symptoms compared to patients who delay treatment or don't treat their injury at all. Left untreated, a whiplash auto injury will likely result in chronic pain, loss of range of motion and degeneration of the cervical spinal structure. Contact the chiropractors at West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic for an examination today and don’t let a whiplash injury slow you down.