Whiplash is one of the most common injuries associated with automobile accidents. Anyone who has ever endured the discomfort of whiplash can attest to the fact that whiplash is no laughing matter. At The Healing Touch Chiropractic in Sacramento, our chiropractors encourage anyone who has been injured in an automobile accident or another accident that involves sudden force, to have themselves evaluated to be sure they don't have whiplash. The condition will not heal on its own, and seeking appropriate whiplash treatment sooner than later will help offset many of the symptoms associated with this condition.
Whiplash is an extremely painful condition that occurs when the head and neck is forcefully thrust in one direction and then suddenly in another. Several variables determine the severity of a whiplash injury. These factors include the physical condition of the person involved in the accident, age, and the way the body was positioned at the time of the accident. For auto accident injuries, weather conditions also play a role in how severe whiplash injuries can be.
Once a complete medical history is obtained from the patient, we will order and review x-rays and review them. Treatment plans for whiplash are based on the findings of the examination, x-rays, and information obtained during the history and physical. Treatment plans may include spinal adjustments, ultrasound therapy, muscle stimulation treatments, and heat and cold therapy.
The symptoms associated with whiplash will not get better on their own. The pressure placed on the cervical spine due to misalignment will continue to cause pain and produce other symptoms like headaches, dizziness, and tinnitus just to name a few. Our team at The Healing Touch Chiropractic in Sacramento is here to help. Call us today at (916) 447-3344 to schedule a free consultation with one of our chiropractors.