Whiplash Treatment: Treating the Symptoms with Chiropractic Care

Written By Bear Creek Chiropractic Clinic on October 23, 2017

Whiplash is a common injury for people who are involved in motor vehicle accidents, but did you know 43% of these patients suffer from long-term symptoms? 

With no conventional treatment available for whiplash, it can be difficult to know who to turn to. But recent studies have demonstrated that chiropractic care is an incredibly effective way of relieving the symptoms of whiplash – with 93% of patients experiencing an improvement following visits to their chiropractor. 

When Do You Need Whiplash Treatment? 

Following your injury, most symptoms and signs of whiplash will develop within 24 hours. Some of the most common symptoms may include dizziness, fatigue, headaches, neck pain and stiffness, numbness or tingling in the arms, loss of motion and range in the neck, and growing pain when you move your neck. Some people may also experience memory problems, sleep disturbances, blurred vision, irritability, depression, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). 

If you experience any of these symptoms following a traumatic injury, sports injury, or car accident, you should seek the advice of a medical professional. Having a prompt diagnosis will rule out any other causes that may be contributing to your symptoms. 

What Does Whiplash Treatment with a Chiropractor Involve? 

There are a number of different treatments chiropractors employ to treat whiplash, including exercises, muscle stimulation and/or relaxation, manipulation, and recommended lifestyle changes. 

To help treat your whiplash injuries,  your chiropractor in Houston may use advanced methods of pain control; to reduce inflammation,swelling,loss of movement, stiffness, a return to daily activities and reassurance that your injury is addressed in a strategic and professional manner.

Finally, to help you carry out day-to-day activities without worsening your symptoms, a chiropractor will assess your everyday activities to ensure you’re not putting your body under any extra strain. This includes recreational activities and the jobs you’re carrying out at home and work. They’ll address any risk factors before advising how to do these tasks without aggravating your whiplash symptoms. 

Your whiplash treatment program may involve all, several, or one of the above treatments, with the clinic creating a tailored plan that will elevate your whiplash symptoms. 

Don’t suffer in silence if you’re suffering from whiplash and get in touch with our team today on 281-463-3223.

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