Community Chiropractic Care offers care for auto accident injuries, including whiplash problems. Your car accident chiropractor in Poway can provide chiropractic treatment of this type of injury, so you can move more freely and more comfortably.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is defined as a fast back-and-forth movement of the head and upper back that often occurs in car accident impacts. However, it can also occur in falls, during athletic activities and from acts of violence. This movement can cause damage to the soft tissues of the neck and upper back, misalignment of the upper spine and pressure on nerves can lead to chronic pain. Individuals with whiplash injuries may find it difficult to turn their heads normally when driving, working or socializing. These injuries can also cause more subtle problems, such as problems with concentration.
Whiplash injuries range from very mild to severe. Individuals who have been in a car accident may have some soreness in the neck for a few days after the incident. However, in other cases, the injury may affect the cervical vertebrae of the upper neck. The individual may experience
- Continued neck pain
- Increased pain with movement
- Tenderness in the upper back or arms
- Loss of range of motion when turning the head
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
However, the injury can cause far-ranging effects, such as
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurred vision
- Memory problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sleep problems
A careful diagnosis is necessary to determine the source of the problem. Here at Community Chiropractic Center, our Poway chiropractor can design a plan of individualized chiropractic care to alleviate your specific symptoms.
Chiropractic Treatment of Whiplash
Conventional treatments for whiplash often involve the use of painkillers, steroid injections or surgery to repair damage to the neck and upper back. Chiropractic care offers a drug-free, non-invasive method of treating neck injuries that do not require strong medications or long recovery periods. Scientific studies show that chiropractic treatment can be a highly effective method for treating whiplash pain and loss of motion.
Techniques for whiplash can include:
- Gentle stretches of neck muscles to improve range of motion,
- Manual adjustment of the upper vertebrae to reduce pressure on nerves,
- Manual traction,
- Corrective exercises to improve movement
- Massage therapy to improve circulation in affected tissues to speed healing.
Your car accident chiropractor in Poway will determine the appropriate modalities to use for your specific issues.
Make Community Chiropractic Center Your Car Accident Chiropractor in Poway
If you have received a whiplash injury, we can design an individualized plan to help relieve the pain from whiplash injuries and restore full function and range of motion. Contact our Community Chiropractic Center today at 858-486-2222 for an appointment to learn how chiropractic techniques can help your whiplash symptoms.