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Whiplash Injuries: Why Chiropractic Is A Great Choice | El Paso, TX.

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Whiplash Injuries: If you have ever had to deal with the pain of whiplash, you know how it can impact every aspect of your life. Whiplash can cause chronic pain and keep you from doing many activities you enjoy. Daily tasks can be painful or even impossible to carry out. Even milder cases can make turning your head from side to side complex.

Chiropractic is a very effective treatment for whiplash injuries that helps with pain management and enables you to heal faster. Your chiropractor can recommend exercises you can do at home between treatments and other lifestyle changes that will facilitate your healing and improve flexibility.

Whiplash Injuries

What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a term that describes an injury that is typically focused on the neck and spine. It is caused when the head and neck are thrown in one direction unexpectedly and quickly, then thrust in the opposite direction. The head is rapidly whipped, usually front to back. It can be whipped from side to side, though.

Most people associate whiplash with car accidents, but even turning one way while a child tugs your arm in another direction can cause it. Anything that jerks your head suddenly can cause whiplash.

What Damage Does Whiplash Cause?

The damage that is caused by whiplash is called vertebral subluxation. This type of subluxation is caused by injury, and a chiropractor can diagnose the injury and treat it. It is the most common source of discomfort and pain caused by injuries due to whiplash. There are different kinds caused by tension and emotional stress, poor sleeping, lousy posture, weak muscles, and inadequate diet.

The injury from whiplash is in the neck and spine, but the pain can extend to the head, arms, shoulders, hips, and legs. You can experience frequent headaches, numbness, and tingling in your hands and have difficulty walking or moving about. The pain can range from stiffness and soreness to stabbing and sharpness. The injury can affect various nerves, causing blurred vision, dizziness, low back pain, ear ringing, and even problems with your internal organs.

Chiropractic Treatment For Whiplash

Chiropractors will use different techniques to relieve the pain of whiplash and help with healing.

  • Chiropractic Adjustment The chiropractor performs spinal manipulation to move the joints into alignment gently. This will help to align the body to relieve pain and encourage healing.
  • Muscle Stimulation and Relaxation This involves stretching the affected muscles, relieving tension, and helping them relax. Finger pressure techniques may also be combined with trying to alleviate pain.
  • McKenzie Exercises These exercises help with disc derangement that whiplash causes. They are first performed in the chiropractor’s office, but the patient can be taught how to do them at home. This helps the patient have some degree of control in their healing.

Each whiplash case is different. Instances of varying whiplash have various symptoms. A chiropractor will evaluate the patient and determine the appropriate treatment case-by-case basis. The chiropractor will determine the best course of treatment that will relieve your pain and restore your mobility and flexibility.

Whiplash can be far more severe than you may realize. Any accident that causes whiplash injuries can result in the vertebrae moving out of alignment. This can damage and irritate the spinal nerves. Even whiplash from years ago can still affect you if you never saw a chiropractor. Your spine can still be out of alignment, and injury or trauma from years ago can cause problems that seem unrelated.

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