Whiplash Injury Treatment in West Bloomfield, MI
Whenever the head is forcefully pulled, it causes strain to the neck. When strain and pressure to the neck occurs, it is referred to as whiplash. Most often, this is the result of a car accident or a sports industry.
Neck strain is identified as the excessive stretching or even tearing of the muscles and tendons in the neck. When these muscles become inflamed side effects such as neck pain, limited motion, and headaches can occur. Although neck strain differs from a neck sprain, which involves injury to the ligaments, treatment is often similar.
Chiropractic Treatment Options
Seeing a chiropractor for whiplash injury treatment is strongly advised. Your chiropractor can use a multitude of methods to help relieve inflammation, reduce pain, and restore movement to the affected areas.
One of the first steps in treating whiplash is reducing the inflammation in the muscles and tendons. This might be done with ice, ultrasound, or gentle stretching. Ultrasound uses pulses of sound waves to gently massage deep tissue. In turn, this increases circulation and decreases swelling. Gentle stretching works similarly, in that it increases blood flow to the area, which relieves swelling.
- Spinal and Neck Adjustments
Once swelling in the neck has reduced, your chiropractor can employ adjustment techniques to realign the joints that became displaced during the whiplash injury, which increases motion to the affected area.
Pumping and pulsing techniques can realign discs without thrusting. This technique is particularly helpful for those with delicate joints, or those who are still experiencing pain. Gentle thrusting techniques can also be used.
Tissue manipulation or massage might also be used, as these methods will lessen tension and further promote blood circulation.
Chiropractic care can help treat your whiplash injury. Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.