There are over 100,000 incidents of whiplash per year in the US. But, too many people assume that whiplash can only be the result of a high-speed auto accident. Victims in car accidents that happen when traveling just a couple of miles-per-hour are also susceptible to these injuries. Whiplash can also happen from a sports accident, physical abuse or other types of trauma. If you are experiencing chronic pain from a whiplash injury, then finding a way to effectively control the pain you may be suffering from can prove challenging.
Some doctors might suggest everything from rest and ice to muscle relaxants and even injections to lessen the pain. Yet, it will up to each individual patient to determine if the advantages of these treatments outweigh the negative side effects. For example, millions of people experience harmful side effects from prescription drugs each year. These side effects are serious, and can range from physical rehabilitation, heart conditions, stroke and even death. Other common side effects include nausea, dizziness and gastrointestinal issues. Although prescription drugs might work well for some patients, many others would prefer not to experience these negative side effects. Therefore, more people are turning to alternative medicine—such as a whiplash chiropractor—to manage the pain symptoms they are experiencing.
Pain relief is a major concern for whiplash patients and chiropractic care and physiotherapy are excellent in helping to reduce pain. Additional benefits are improved range of motion, improved immune function, decreased tension in the neck and shoulders, stress reduction, better joint strength and stability, improved coordination and many other advantages. But, is chiropractic care painful? In short, no. In almost all cases there is no pain associated with chiropractic adjustments. In fact most patients feel immediate pain relief and an increase in range of motion, not to mention other benefits. Although a small percentage of patients allude to a hint of soreness following some treatments, in most cases patients only experience these minor discomforts due to existing inflammation around the areas that are being adjusted which can be easily remedied with ice.
A knowledgeable whiplash chiropractor can treat a variety of conditions including: Auto Injuries, Whiplash, Neck pain, Back pain, Headaches, TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), Shoulder pain, Hip Pain, Arm Pain, Leg Pain or Numbness and Tingling in the Arms or Legs, Knee pain,, Disc herniations, Tendonitis, Bursitis and Sciatica. A whiplash chiropractor’s goal is to restore proper mobility and alignment to your spine to alleviate stress on the nervous system, muscle and ligaments. This will allow the central nervous system to take care of the body and reduce associated pain and inflammation. The body is self-regulating and does a great job of it when free of interference.
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