When it comes to a whiplash injury, over 43 percent of patients will suffer symptoms long after the initial accident. There are many different treatments available for whiplash and the effectiveness usually depends on the severity of the injuries. Many experts maintain that continuing chiropractic care is among the best treatment that you can seek for whiplash. Here are a few examples of treatments that your chiropractor will offer to treat a whiplash related injury:
Who Should You See for Whiplash?
For many car accidents and other accidents that result in whiplash, it is best to consult your doctor to make sure everything is okay. Whiplash can be covering up a more serious problem, such as issues with a vertebra. If there is nothing seriously wrong, then a chiropractor can help you recover from whiplash.
When Should I See A Chiropractor for Whiplash?
It is best to see the chiropractor right away after a car accident or other incident that caused whiplash. Whiplash may seem like a minor causality, but if gone untreated, it can lead to more serious problems in the future, including neck pain, headaches, and more.
The most common treatment given by the chiropractor will involve different spinal manipulation techniques. When whiplash occurs it freezes the joints in the body making you feel stiff and less flexible. With a wellness adjustment, the chiropractor will help the frozen joints with pressure techniques and massages that will hopefully allow these joints to become more flexible. This technique has been shown to improve immobility that is caused by the whiplash but often the success will depend on the severity of the injury.
Car accidents can happen to anyone, so it is best to know what to do in the situation of whiplash. Just because you feel fine does not mean that everything else is fine. It is best to be checked out and examined right after getting whiplash. Also, receiving a few wellness adjustments while having whiplash can help you recover better and prevent any further issues.
Remember to always consult your chiropractor or physician for health advice.
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