Whiplash is a common type of injury that can affect your mobility, productivity, and quality of life. If you have experienced whiplash as a result of an auto accident, it is important that you get treatment as soon as possible. Allowing whiplash to go untreated can result in other health and pain conditions. At Riverbend Chiropractic in Destrehan, LA, we provide all-natural treatment solutions for whiplash to alleviate pain and help your neck heal. Here are some commonly asked questions about whiplash.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a type of neck injury that is caused by a sudden jarring movement to the body. The neck is made up of many muscles and tendons. If these muscles and tendons are jarred suddenly in one direction, the tissue can begin to spasm and become inflamed. These muscle spasms can be extremely painful.
What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?
The most common symptom of whiplash is stiffness in the neck. Many patients who experience whiplash report an inability to move their heads from side to side or up and down. The other common symptom is pain in the neck. This pain can be centralized to the neck and travel down into the shoulders, arms, hands, and even down into the back. Severe cases of whiplash can also lead to headaches and migraines, dizziness, vision problems. Symptoms will worsen if the condition is not treated.
How Is Whiplash Diagnosed?
When you visit us after an auto accident, our chiropractor will perform a physical exam. We will ask questions about the accident and about your symptoms. Our chiropractor will look for loss of range of motion and other symptoms. After a diagnosis, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help?
Chiropractic treatment always seeks to get to the root of health issues and pain. Chiropractic treatment also takes a drug-free approach. Taking an all-natural approach will help your body heal properly without causing any other health issues with other systems of the body.
Our chiropractor often uses spinal adjustments to treat auto injuries. By regaling the spine and neck, we can alleviate tension, pressure, and pain. Proper spinal alignment is also important in avoiding future injuries.
Our chiropractor may also use physical therapy exercises or electrical muscle stimulate to alleviate whiplash pain.
Visit Our Chiropractor in Destrehan, LA, for Whiplash Treatment
If you have recently been involved in an auto accident in Destrehan, LA, contact Riverbend Chiropractic today. Call us at (985) 307-0977 for more information on whiplash or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.