Whiplash Treatment at Chiropractic Injury Center, Your Charlotte, NC Chiropractor

Commonly associated with a car accident, whiplash is a soft tissue injury in the neck that results from an auto accident which causes a forceful back and forth jerking of the head. Injury from whiplash can also be caused by physical injuries, sudden trauma or via a sports injury. The forceful movement of the head often results in instant symptoms such as a severe headache or the sensation of the brain moving within the skull. Other symptoms such as neck or back pain may not be experienced for several weeks. Seeking immediate treatment from a chiropractor is critical. This is why visiting the Chiropractic Injury Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, is important in order for you to be evaluated and have a whiplash treatment plan created.


Why Is Immediate Chiropractic Treatment Important?

A delay in seeking the treatment of a soft tissue injury such as whiplash can prove detrimental to your physical health and well-being.  As time passes, additional symptoms may become more prominent, making treatment more difficult. Chiropractic treatment takes a holistic approach to treatment and can reveal hidden injuries that may be missed by a traditional physician or an x-ray. For instance, a full body assessment is conducted as part of the initial treatment plan, which can identify issues beyond neck and back pain. Issues such as muscle or ligament tears endured during an auto accident can be discovered by a chiropractor. Failing to seek immediate treatment after a car accident can slow the recovery process. Undergoing chiropractic care ensures a safe, drug-free plan of care which focuses on the prevention of chronic pain and involves:

  • Identifying areas with restricted motion of the joint
  • Determining if the intervertebral disc is injured
  • Identifying injuries to the ligaments

Can a Chiropractor Treat Whiplash?

Chiropractors use a variety of treatments to address a soft tissue injury like whiplash and will focus on pain relief and healing. Treatments may include:

  • McKenzie exercises: these exercises are often conducted within the chiropractors’ office as well as at home and are designed to reduce disc degeneration.
  • Muscle stimulation or relaxation: this treatment involves gentle touching and stretching of those muscle groups affected by the soft tissue injury.
  • Chiropractic spinal adjustments: the chiropractor will typically use gentle force to move joints towards restricted areas in the body to increase mobility driving the body to heal.

If you have been a victim of a car accident which resulted in whiplash, call Chiropractic Injury Center at 704-849-0237 to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve Matthews, North Carolina.