If whiplash symptoms are keeping you from the activities you love, our Sacramento chiropractor can help. At The Healing Touch Chiropractic, we have ample experience treating whiplash and the subsequent neck pain, back pain, headache, and migraine symptoms. These FAQs from your Sacramento chiropractor explain more about whiplash and how chiropractic care can help with pain relief.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a painful neck injury caused by a violent, forward-back whipping motion of your head. Auto accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, but it can occur from slip and falls, sports accidents, bungee jumping, and similar incidents.
What damage can whiplash cause to your neck?
Depending on the force of impact, whiplash can cause quite a bit of damage to neck muscles, joints and connective tissue. It can throw cervical joints and bones out of alignment, impacting neck flexibility and mobility. Whiplash can also cause muscle, tendon, and ligament tears in your neck, all of which can be painful.
What are some common whiplash symptoms?
Whiplash symptoms vary, depending on the severity of your condition. In general, you may experience neck pain and stiffness, back pain, shoulder pain, headache and migraine pain, dizziness, or numbness in your arms and hands. You may be unable to move your neck without feeling pain. Sleeplessness is also common due to pain and discomfort.
Should I take painkillers for whiplash?
Painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications will minimize pain and inflammation temporarily, but it won’t correct the problems that are causing your pain. In contrast, chiropractic treatment will treat your pain and the source of your pain to help you fully recover from your injury.
How does chiropractic care treat whiplash?
After examining your condition, our Sacramento chiropractor will have a better idea of how to treat your injuries. By using a combination of chiropractic techniques and therapies like adjustments, soft tissue massage, hot/cold therapy and corrective exercises, we can help you get the most from your treatment.
Pain caused by misalignments in your cervical spine can often be relieved through chiropractic adjustments. Adjustments ease cervical bones and joints back into proper position to alleviate pressure from nerve roots. This will help reduce neck and back pain and set the stage for healing. Soft tissue massage relieves muscle tension and circulates blood to damaged tissue to expedite your healing. We’ll also recommend physical rehab exercises to improve neck flexibility and mobility.
See Our Sacramento Chiropractor for Whiplash Pain Relief
Chiropractic treatments offer a safe, non-invasive, natural means of eliminating whiplash pain and recovering from your injury, without resorting to prescription drugs for pain relief. To schedule a consultation for whiplash diagnosis and treatment in Sacramento, contact The Healing Touch Chiropractic at (916) 447-3344.