Chiropractic for Whiplash

Treatment for your whiplash and car accident injuries

chiropractor treating whiplash

Chiropractors understand how to address the misalignment and abnormal motion of the vertebrae in the spinal column. These are the types of injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents (MVC). Chiropractors correct these misalignments (subluxations) in the spine. This relieves pressure and irritation on the nerves, restores joint mobility, and speeds healing.

Numerous studies have shown that chiropractic care is one of the most effective treatments for whiplash injuries. It has even been shown to be effective in reducing high blood pressure, decreasing the frequency of childhood ear infections, and improving the symptoms of asthma. More and more scientific research demonstrates the impact that subluxations have on the body. In order to be truly healthy, it is vital that your nervous system be functioning free of interference from subluxations. Chiropractors are the only health professionals trained in the detection, location, and correction of the vertebral subluxation complex.

The chiropractic adjustment is a quick thrust applied to a vertebra for the purpose of correcting its position, movement or both. Adjustments are often accompanied by an audible release of gas that sounds like a ‘crack.’ The sound sometimes shocks people a little bit the first couple times they get adjusted, but the sensation is usually relieving. Occasionally, minor discomfort is experienced, especially if the surrounding muscles are in spasm or the patient tenses up during the chiropractic procedure. There are times when the audible ‘cracking’ does not occur. This is often due to either significant muscle tightness or that the patient may be having a hard time relaxing during their adjustments. Chiropractic for whiplash injuries helps speed healing and prevent chronic disability.