Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
Whiplash is a common injury of the soft tissue in the neck. Although we hear about this injury often when associated with car accidents, the truth is whiplash can occur as a result of many different things. If you think you may be suffering from whiplash, the friendly staff at West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic, serving Omaha, NE, is ready to help you feel better.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury of the soft tissues of the neck, often caused by a sudden back and forth movement of the head. It is commonly seen in car accidents, when the neck is suddenly jerked upon collision. Whiplash is categorized by damaged soft tissues in the neck, which can cause extreme discomfort when performing everyday tasks. When left untreated, the muscle stiffness can cause long-term neck problems, including chronic pain.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Dr. Trevor Wagner, Dr. Julie Owen-Wagner, and Dr. Ron Evans are trained in diagnosing and treating conditions such as whiplash. Through evaluation and x-rays, if necessary, they can determine the severity of your injury and the appropriate treatment plan for you. Spinal adjustment is one of the most common forms of treatment. Spinal adjustment, when done correctly, will realign the spinal column to relieve the pressure of the tightened muscles.
Another method used by your chiropractor will be muscle relaxation or stimulation. Through chiropractic care, massage therapy, and electrical stimulation, Dr. Trevor Wagner, Dr. Julie Owen-Wagner, and Dr. Ron Evans can treat the damaged soft tissues in a person's neck.
We can also assist with teaching you stretches which can be done at home to continue the healing process.
How Often Will I Need to Be Treated?
It may take some time for your whiplash to resolve, depending on the severity of the initial injury. Upon your initial evaluation, our chiropractor will explain to you how long you can expect a full recovery to take. A full recovery will be dependent on you following instructions and not injuring the area over again.
Other at-home treatment options to use in addition to chiropractic care include heat and ice compressions. These can be alternated for your specific needs.
If you would like to learn more about how chiropractic care can assist with whiplash and other painful conditions, please contact our friendly staff today at West Omaha Chiropractic and Sports Injury Clinic serving Omaha, NE. Our number is 402-334-4700.