Treating Whiplash with Chiropractic Care
Whiplash is one of the most common forms of injuries associated with car accidents. You can also find yourself with whiplash from sports and work accidents. When this happens, your neck is moved rapidly back and forth with great force. This often leaves you with neck stiffness and headaches. Although full recovery is possible for certain people, others may find themselves with chronic neck pain. It is known that of 3 million cases of whiplash each year, 50 percent of these injuries progress to chronic symptoms. Proper treatment of whiplash is a necessity in order to set your body on a track for healing.
Symptoms of Whiplash
How do you know if the pain you are feeling is from whiplash? If you have recently been in a situation where your neck has jolted, it is possible you could be suffering from symptoms of whiplash. Below is a list of common symptoms associated with whiplash injuries. The severity of each symptom can vary.
- Pain in arms and hands
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred or altered vision
- Numbness or pins and needle feeling in arms and hands
- Neck stiffness and pain
- Loss of ability to move the neck
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Lipinski Chiropractic offers treatment that is a non-invasive approach to healing and pain management. With an initial exam and an accurate diagnosis in our office, Dr. Lipinski is able to determine the best treatment plan personalized for your needs. Through manipulation, realignment of the neck and relaxing tension from tight muscles, you can begin to feel pain relief within the first few visits. We also encourage our patients to take in consideration their sleeping habits and other lifestyle changes that can potentially make the pain worse.
Changes to Make at Home
Something many people overlook is how they sleep at night. Choosing the right pillow based on your sleeping habits can help accelerate the healing process at home. Get yourself a soft pillow that supports the natural curve of your neck and avoid sleeping on your stomach as this can strain the neck even more. Also, pay attention to your posture when sitting at work or standing. Make sure your neck and spine are properly aligned.
For more information on treating whiplash with our chiropractic services, contact us today to speak to a representative and schedule your first visit. We serve Frederick, Hagerstown, Thurmont, Brunswick, Mt. Airy, Urbana, New Market, Walkersville, Middletown, Emmitsburg and Point of Rocks, MD.Tags: Chiropractic Care, pain management, Treating Whiplash, Whiplash