No matter how safe you think you are while driving, accidents can and do happen. If you are in an accident, even a minor one, it is important to know what to do to protect yourself from possible injuries. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that happen in auto accidents. If you suspect you have whiplash, you need to seek chiropractic care to ensure proper healing. Our chiropractors at Back On Track Chiropractic provide natural and effective whiplash treatment in Chandler, AZ.
The Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are thrust in one direction and then suddenly in another. This may occur due to a car accident, sports injury, or a physical assault. Some of the symptoms that indicate a whiplash injury include:
- Numbness and tingling
- Pain that worsens when you turn your head
- Headaches and migraines
- Neck pain
- A stiff or spasming neck
The symptoms of whiplash don't always appear immediately after the accident, especially if the car accident was minor. Some symptoms can take a few days or even a couple of weeks to appear, and they may come and go until you seek treatment.
How Does a Chiropractor Treat Whiplash?
Many whiplash sufferers are surprised when they visit the chiropractor to treat their neck injuries after a car accident. They expect to be prescribed painkillers or other pharmaceutical drugs, but our chiropractors use a variety of natural treatments that are much safer for your body.
The first step of whiplash treatment is a thorough evaluation that helps us determine the extent of your injury and what methods will be most effective in treating your symptoms. From there, we create a customized treatment plan that may include:
- Manual manipulations and adjustments of your neck and spine
- Exercises to stretch and strengthen your neck
- Ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and other forms of treatment to reduce pain and swelling
Visit Back On Track Chiropractic in Chandler, AZ
Our chiropractors will answer any questions that you may have about whiplash and how chiropractic care can effectively reduce or eliminate your symptoms. Best of all, chiropractic care does not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery to produce results. Call our team today at (480) 963-0504 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.