Nichols Chiropractic serves residents of Manhattan, KS, offering chiropractic treatment for pain relief after serious injuries. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries people face, and usually occurs during car accidents. If you have experienced whiplash, here's what you need to know about your treatment options.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when the head forcefully moves forward then back again. Is most common during rear-end collisions, though there are other circumstances in which whiplash can occur. This jarring movement can lead to significant pain and inflammation in the days that follow, and you may need treatment to relieve this. This condition is often associated with car accidents and sports injuries, but anybody can become the victim of whiplash.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash symptoms do not always appear immediately. You may not experience symptoms for days or weeks following your injury. Symptoms include:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness and limited mobility
- Upper back pain
- Ringing in the ears
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should consult with a professional for chiropractic treatment.
Types of Whiplash Treatment
Our chiropractor will make a treatment plan based on the cause and severity of your whiplash. In order to make an assessment, our chiropractor will first examine your neck and back to determine the extent of your injury before creating a whiplash treatment plan to address it. Treatment options include:
Chiropractic Adjustment - Adjustment involves realigning your spine and relieving any pressure on the vertebrae that resulted from your accident. Our chiropractor may use different spinal manipulation techniques based on your symptoms. Over time, chiropractic adjustments will relieve your pain, restore your range of motion, and enhance your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Massage Therapy - Soft tissue therapy is also useful for treating whiplash. Our chiropractor will use different instruments to address soft tissue injuries while manually stretching muscles in the neck and shoulders.
Trigger Point Therapy – Trigger point therapy will release tense bands of tissue in the neck, back, and shoulders.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation - Electrical stimulation contracts and relaxes tense muscles, reducing inflammation and improving circulation to injured areas. This will relieve your pain and improve your mobility.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you are looking for whiplash treatment in Manhattan, KS, contact Nichols Chiropractic today. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (785) 537-2211.