Whiplash is a common injury that occurs after a car accident and affects more than 2 million people in the United States yearly. If you have pain due to whiplash, it is important to seek treatment to prevent further complications. At Back To Health Wellness Center in Sarasota, FL, we offer chiropractic care to reduce your discomfort and help you return to your normal routine quickly.
What Causes Whiplash
Whiplash occurs when your head and neck are moved back and forth forcefully during an auto accident. Even if the car stops suddenly, your head continues to move, which causes the muscles in the neck to become overextended and strained. While car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, the condition can also happen from a fall or a sport.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash can cause a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Limited neck mobility
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty concentrating
Chiropractic Treatments for Whiplash
At our practice, we offer several effective treatments for whiplash to relieve your pain and help your body heal. Some treatments that we utilize include:
Chiropractic adjustments are often the first treatment our chiropractor provides for whiplash. We will use gentle pressure and joint manipulation to correct any misalignments in your spine and neck. We may also adjust your shoulders and other joints that are misaligned. Proper alignment can provide relief, increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and help your body heal.
Therapeutic exercises are often recommended as part of whiplash treatment. Our chiropractor will teach you how to do the exercises and then you'll continue to do them at home. These exercises are designed to strengthen weak muscles and improve your flexibility.
Massage therapy can also help reduce whiplash symptoms. Tight or tense muscles can often cause pain and massage therapy can relax the tight muscles. In addition, this technique can lower stress, improve blood flow, and reduce inflammation.
Contact us for an Appointment Today!
If you have whiplash or need car accident treatment, our team at Back To Health Wellness Center in Sarasota, FL, can help. We will develop a customized treatment plan to eliminate the ache and you’re your body function properly. Contact us at (941) 351-2555 to schedule your appointment today!