Whiplash Diagnosis and Treatment
If you are experiencing headaches or neck pain after an auto accident, sports injury, or another traumatic incident, you might be suffering from a condition known as whiplash. At Midwest Chiropractic and Wellness, serving Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, and the surrounding areas, we offer diagnosis and treatment for whiplash, amongst several other chiropractic services. Our chiropractor will alleviate your pain and help you return to a pain-free life. Here is more information about our whiplash diagnosis and treatment.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a form of neck injury most commonly associated with an auto accident or sports injury. It is caused by the rapid movement of the neck, similar to the cracking of a whip. Whiplash can also be caused by falling, physical abuse, and other types of traumatic incidents. The severity of whiplash can vary, ranging from a quick recovery to long-lasting complications.
The most common symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, headaches, restricted movement of the neck, tenderness in the shoulders or neck area, dizziness, fatigue, numbness, and more. Some people can also suffer from vision and mental health issues caused by whiplash. Whether you have mild or severe symptoms of whiplash, we recommend you visit our chiropractor for a thorough examination. If your whiplash requires treatment, it is better to start treatment as early as possible.
How Can Our Chiropractor Treat Whiplash?
In your first session, our chiropractor will examine your neck and spine. In some cases, our chiropractor may recommend other tests, like X-rays. Our chiropractor is experienced in all types of neuromuscular conditions and injuries, including whiplash. Our experts will identify the joints or discs of the neck or spine that have been injured. In some cases, an adjustment procedure might be needed to ease the tenderness or tightness of the neck or spine. Along with your spinal alignment, our chiropractor will also check your posture to check the dynamics of your neck and spine.
One the chiropractic adjustment treatments our chiropractor uses for whiplash includes the Cox technique, which uses gentle spinal manipulation to treat herniated discs. This method uses manual manipulation in different areas of the spine and neck.
Depending on your condition, you may need several sessions with our chiropractor to help your body heal. Your treatment plan will be personalized to you and your goals. All of our methods are non-invasive and drug-free, allowing you to avoid risky surgeries and medications.
Schedule an Appointment for Neck Pain Relief
If you are experiencing symptoms of whiplash, we can help. It is important not to wait to seek treatment, as your condition could worsen or lead to other health complications. At Midwest Chiropractic and Wellness, serving Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, and the surrounding areas, our experts will help you recover from whiplash. Call us today to schedule an appointment.