A Whiplash – What to Do When the Pain Just Won’t Go Away

Do You Know What A Whiplash Is?

A Whiplash - What to Do When the Pain Just Won't Go AwayA whiplash is normally associated with road traffics accident when the vehicle is rear shunted. Dizziness following a whiplash is usually temporary and can be improved with chiropractic care. Almost as prevalent as neck pain after suffering a whiplash is suffering from headaches.

Also called neck sprain or neck strain, a whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck. A whiplash is a fast, sudden movement of the neck and head caused by a traffic accident or fall. A whiplash is an injury where the neck or cervical spine is injured due to the head being thrown forwards and backward. Continue reading “A Whiplash – What to Do When the Pain Just Won’t Go Away”

Things You Should Know About Whiplash Pain

Things You Should Know About Whiplash Pain

Whiplash PainWhiplash pain is a term used to describe the soft tissue injuries of the neck that can occur when the neck moves in an abnormal way. First, unlike a broken bone or joint injury, this pain is often undetectable by an x-ray or another imaging device. One thing characteristic of the pain is that it can be pretty mild for a day or two and then become more severe.

The first observational study of whiplash injury to use a control group has shown that the intensity of whiplash pain is low, but its frequency is high, and compared to similar types of pain from an ankle injury, it lasts longer and produces more disability. Continue reading “Things You Should Know About Whiplash Pain”

Relieve Pain From Whiplash Neck Pain

What Are The Treatments For Whiplash Neck Pain?

Whiplash Neck Pain

Whiplash neck pain is an injury that occurs to the cervical spine when the head has been rapidly forced backward or forward. Whiplash neck pain is one of the most difficult conditions to treat and certainly to fully cure. Recovery from whiplash neck pain will typically take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a month.

The pain associated with whiplash neck can be sharp or dull and may increase with movement or sustained postures (for example, sitting at a computer in poor posture). As a result, a whiplash neck can involve what seems to be every single muscle in the neck. An injury to the whiplash neck can be prolonged or painful.

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Chiropractic Helps Auto Accident Patients

How Can Chiropractor Help An Auto Accident Patients?

Auto Accident PatientsKnowing when, where and why to refer auto accident patients is a vital part of helping them receive the best care possible. Auto accident patients can find fast pain relief, safe and efficient healing, and peace of mind in knowing that auto injury and spine, nerve and muscle damage will not interfere with their daily life and wellbeing. Auto accident patients will be both healing and satisfying experience.

The goal of treatment with auto accident patients is to help them go back to a normal, fully functional life without surgery or long-term medicine requirement. Some insurance companies still consider chiropractic treatment to be an “alternative” therapy, but it has long been a widely-accepted solution to spinal and neck problems including lower back pain and whiplash. Most auto accident patients will be treated the first visit unless they need to be referred for imaging. Continue reading “Chiropractic Helps Auto Accident Patients”

Get The Right Whiplash Treatment

How Does Whiplash Treatment Work?

Whiplash TreatmentWhiplash treatment can vary depending on the severity of the injury but often includes physical therapy and over-the-counter pain medications. Each Whiplash treatment is catered to the individual and is based solely on the Chiropractors physical assessment of the individual and injury mechanism.

Other therapies a chiropractor may use as whiplash treatment are interferential electrical stimulation which is when the chiropractor stimulates muscles with a low-frequency electrical current. Continue reading “Get The Right Whiplash Treatment”

Whiplash Disorders – What Should I Do?

How Do Chiropractors Treat Whiplash Disorders?

Whiplash DisordersA whiplash disorders are the fact that the severity of an initial injury is not necessarily related to extent of symptoms, where a low-speed auto accident or fairly light head trauma can result in significant symptoms, where higher forces may result in lesser symptoms. The whiplash disorders are associated with huge costs for society.

Whiplash disorders are classified according to the severity of symptoms and presence of musculoskeletal and neurologic signs. Whiplash disorders are a source of chronic pain and suffering for millions of people each year. Whiplash can be described as a sudden strain to the muscles, bones, and nerves in the neck and less commonly. Continue reading “Whiplash Disorders – What Should I Do?”

Car Accident – Approved Treatment Protocols

Car Accident Recovery

Most of us worry more about the condition of our cars than we do ourselves following a car accident.  When we are involved in an accident, our bodies release adrenaline which can mask pain.  For many people, the pain and tightness associated with a car accident injury does not appear for hours, days or sometimes weeks following the accident.  In the meantime, we are completely immersed in arranging for our cars to be repaired.

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Chronic Whiplash Pain – At Home Care

A large percentage of our patients who complain of on-going neck pain have a history of whiplash.  Since from a medical standpoint, any pain that lasts longer than 3 months is considered chronic, most of these patients suffer from what can be described as chronic whiplash pain.   At my San Diego Chiropractic clinic, chronic whiplash pain is always treated with a combination of in office therapy and at home therapies that you, the patient, completes on their own.  Many of the at home therapies that we give to our patients will be used by them on and off for years into the future because chronic pain tends to recur with or without provocation.

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