In an auto accident, our bodies tense up as an involuntary reaction and prepare for impact. This tensing process alone can throw the balance off in split seconds before impact occurs. Auto accidents are one of the leading causes for misalignments of the spine and discs.
Our joints, tendons, and other muscular aspects can also be affected by a car accident. With focused care of the spine for auto-related injuries, chiropractic care can provide faster results with a shorter required care period than other types of care commonly practiced.
Chiropractic care for auto injuries provides a natural and drug-free approach to feeling better. Not every human body is compatible with drugs or responds well to aggressive care plans, though chiropractic care may not work exclusively to fix injuries. Your chiropractor will work with you to create a unique plan to address your individual concerns and ailments.
Whiplash is a relatively common injury occurring to a person’s neck following any sudden jolt of force. The injury can describe both bone structure and soft tissue damage. Symptoms of whiplash include: neck and shoulder pain, headache, fatigue, dizziness, arm pain and weakness, ringing in the ear and back pain.
How Chiropractic Can Help with Whiplash
Fortunately, whiplash is not life threatening. However, it is not an ailment that should be ignored as over time, it can lead to a prolonged period of partial disability, and the discomfort of whiplash can be immense.
Chiropractic care is unique to each whiplash injury. Common care methods that have been proven effective, however, include manipulation, muscle relaxation and stimulation, and various exercises. These whiplash exercises train the nervous system to better coordinate and control movement patterns, improving the ability of the neck muscles to maintain the stability of the neck.