Whiplash can be extremely painful and dramatically affect your life. While most people associate whiplash with car accidents, it can be the result of other types of accidents as well. Slip and fall accidents are also a common cause of whiplash injuries. The force at which the head is jerked back and forth can cause musculoskeletal injuries along the entire length of the spine.
From the Cervical Spine to the Sacroiliac Joint
The rate of speed at which an injury occurs will determine the extent of the damage. Hard impacts can damage the entire spinal column starting with the cervical spine and traveling all the way down to the sacroiliac joint. While the damage will be more severe in the neck, the inflammation can actually force the muscles and connective tissues along the spine to pull the vertebrae out of position. This will cause pain along the entire length of the spine making it difficult to do even the simplest of tasks.
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care involves addressing the cause of the pain and not just the symptoms. This ensures more complete healing and will begin to relieve the symptoms almost immediately. Chiropractic adjustments work by re-aligning the musculoskeletal structure and strengthening the muscles so they can provide better support to the injured area. Treatment options used by our chiropractor reduce inflammation and relieve the pain and general discomfort often associated with whiplash injuries. Combining adjustments, deep tissue massage, and physical therapy are all effective tools our chiropractor uses to help the body heal.
A Well-Rounded Care Plan
A well-rounded chiropractic care plan includes a complete physical evaluation and an interview that allows our chiropractor to identify the cause of your injury. With whiplash injuries, identifying the cause isn't difficult. The difficult part is learning the extent of your injuries. Once the extent of your injuries has been determined, our chiropractor will create a care plan that addresses the initial injury and also helps restore proper form and function throughout the injured area.
Stop by DePietro Chiropractic and Wellness Today!
DePietro Chiropractic and Wellness offers several treatment options for patients who have experienced a whiplash injury. If you live in the Taylor, or Peckville, PA area and want to learn more about how whiplash injuries are treated, call and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. We have the answers and treatment options you are looking for!