Whiplash can often occur after an auto accident and cause pain that can affect your daily life. If the condition is left untreated, it can lead to further complications and even become chronic. At Nichols Chiropractic in Manhattan, KS, our team provides quality chiropractic care that can reduce your symptoms and help you return to your normal routine without being hindered. Learn more about whiplash below:
Whiplash is an injury to the cervical spine that happens when the head is forcefully thrust forward and backward. While whiplash is referred to as an injury to the neck that involves the soft tissues, it may also cause bone damage. Since the condition affects the neck, it can potentially cause serious damage to the spinal cord.
Most whiplash injuries happen as a result of car accidents, high-contact sports, and roller coaster rides. The symptoms of whiplash are often delayed, so you may not feel any pain or discomfort at first. When symptoms do arise, it is important to receive an elation from our chiropractors to prevent the condition from becoming worse. Some symptoms of whiplash include:
- Pain radiating to parts of the body
- Muscle spasms
- Bruising, inflammation, or sensitivity
- Muscle weakness
- Burning or tingling sensations
- Vision changes
- Dizziness or vertigo
If you experience any of these symptoms and believe they may be related to a whiplash injury, our team Nichols Chiropractic can help. We will assess your condition and provide prompt treatment that can alleviate your discomfort and help you heal.
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
At our practice, we provide various treatments for whiplash that don’t just reduce the symptoms, but focus on the patient as a whole. If you have any pain following a car accident, it is important to receive a diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible. Some treatments that we offer for whiplash include:
Gentle alignments to spinal discs are an efficient way to release pressure from nerves and vertebrae. Not only that, but the techniques will help ease your pain and increase your range of motion.
Massage Therapy focuses on releasing tension from soft tissues, stretching muscles, and providing relief from whiplash injuries.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy targets specific regions in the neck, shoulders, and back that have built up tension. The treatment provides relief from headaches and any radiating pain you may be experiencing.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-Stim)
Electrical Muscle Stimulation alleviates pressure in tense muscles, reduces inflammation, and improves blood flow in an affected region.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you have pain due to whiplash, our team at Nichols Chiropractic in Manhattan, KS, is happy to help. We provide holistic and non-invasive care that can help eliminate your discomfort and improve your quality of life. To learn about our treatments and to schedule your appointment, contact us at (785) 537-2211 today!