Specifically, whiplash occurs when the spine is abruptly forced forward at a high rate of speed. In the case of an auto accident, the upper (cervical) spine may be thrown into a seat belt, whereas the lower (lumbar) spine remains unmoving. The end result is a tearing and damage of ligaments, muscles, and tendons surrounding the spine. Symptoms may not be obvious right away, but over the course of 24-48 hours, severe muscle stiffness and pain can occur.
Here at Allied Physical Medicine, our Lancaster chiropractor and team provides only the highest standard of care to all patients. And while we offer treatment for a wide variety of ailments and conditions, one of the more common issues we manage and treat in our office is that of whiplash, which most often occurs as a result of a car accident.
Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash
If you’re suffering from whiplash, the good news is that there are non-invasive, drug-free, and natural treatment options available. In fact, chiropractic treatments are known to be especially effective not just at helping you find relief from your whiplash symptoms, but treating and promoting healing of whiplash at the source.
Specifically, treatments like chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression can be especially useful in providing pain relief while helping to guide the spine back into proper alignment. Furthermore, the gentle pressure used in a spinal adjustment can help to improve blood circulation, which in turn promotes faster healing.
For pain relief, cold laser therapy is also an effective treatment for pain and stiffness. Plus, this treatment can help to loosen up tightened muscles and damaged tendons around the spine.
Request Your Appointment With Our Lancaster Chiropractor Today
If you have recently been in an auto accident and are suffering from symptoms of whiplash, don’t delay in scheduling your appointment with Allied Physical Medicine today. Give our office a call at (661) 945-4441 to find out more about what we can do for you.
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