Whiplash is an injury that can severely impact your daily life. Some people are unable to turn their head without experiencing severe pain. Serious headaches are common, along with changes in vision, nausea, back pain and more. Commonly experienced after a motor vehicle accident or some sort of physical trauma, whiplash can vary in severity. However, even mild cases of whiplash can be devastating.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury that occurs to the neck area and spine when these areas are thrown in a specific direction without warning. That thrust back in the opposite direction can cause some pretty bad tears and inflammation. This damage can be localized to the neck and head, but the pain can be transferred to the arms, back, legs and so on. There needs to be a customized approach to your treatment plan to truly target the issues that you’re having. It’s important that you explain your discomfort very clearly. There are differences in treatment when you’re experiencing dizziness, pain, blurred vision, nerve pain and ringing in your ears.

Chiropractic Care of Whiplash

A chiropractor can provide adequate care for someone that is experiencing serious symptoms from whiplash. Pain management is a main focus, but so is healing the area and regaining movement in a timely manner. Your first appointment will typically include a thorough assessment of your condition, and then a treatment plan can be developed moving forward. This treatment plan may very well include different exercises and stretches that you can also do from home on a daily basis. This can help speed up the healing process.

Different techniques are used to treat the pain and damage that whiplash has caused after a car accident. Your typical chiropractic adjustment will involve manipulation of the spine to move your joints back into a proper alignment. This may need to be done a number of times over the course of a few weeks to get the desired results. Healing and more comfortable movement should be achieved after an alignment is performed.

Stimulation of the muscles in the form of massage can help stretch the muscles that are damaged. This can also relieve tension that is hampering your recovery. There are stretches and exercises that you can do after your alignment and massage that will help extend the effects of your appointment. You will be taught these exercises in the office, and you can do them at home.

Contact Denver Chiropractic After an Auto Accident

If you would like to receive an assessment of your whiplash case to help determine what an appropriate care plan would be moving forward, we encourage you to reach out to our Denver Chiropractic office located in Denver, Colorado. Your case of whiplash is likely very different from the next patient’s, so we are dedicated to providing you with the best treatment option available. Whether you’ve just been involved in an accident or you’re dealing with the ongoing effects of whiplash from years ago, we can help you regain your quality of life once again.

Contact Dr. Trent Artichoker at Denver Chiropractic, LLC for more information about auto accident injury recovery and whiplash treatments or request an appointment, here.