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Head & Neck Trauma
Head trauma and neck injuries can be painful, scary and overwhelming. An injury like whiplash can cause pain and trigger additional health problems for months after the accident. If you have experienced head or neck trauma, chiropractic care is a safe, effective treatment option for managing your pain and helping your body heal from this injury. Our chiropractor has substantial experience helping patients just like you safely treat head trauma and neck injuries without relying on medication to manage pain. Our non-invasive, drug-free treatments support your body’s natural healing process. Get back to living a full, active life faster!
Whiplash injuries are one of the most common causes for head and neck trauma. Whiplash injuries occur when the force of a rear impact car accident whips the neck backwards and forwards. This abrupt whipping action can damage the cervical spine’s natural curvature and strain nearby muscles, tendons and ligaments. Headaches are common, especially at the base of the skull. Headache pain can be one-sided (unilateral) or experienced on both sides (bilateral). Additional symptoms of a whiplash injury include dizziness, difficulty concentrating, shoulder pain, and stiffness and soreness in the upper body. You may find it especially painful to turn the head from side to side or look up and down.
Chiropractic adjustments are an effective treatment option for managing whiplash pain and neck trauma. Adjustments address the underlying spinal misalignment that is triggering your pain. By restoring correct alignment to the cervical spine, adjustments help to alleviate nerve and soft tissue compression. This approach to pain management delivers long lasting results that cannot be achieved through medication. While pain management drugs can provide some pain relief, once the drugs wear off, the pain will return. Chiropractic adjustments are different. We target the root cause for your pain and alleviate nerve compression for enhanced pain relief.
Unless a patient has sustained a serious injury requiring immobilization, moderate activity is an important aspect of neck pain management. With corrective care exercises, you can safely be active again without the fear of re-injury or aggravating pain. Our chiropractor will recommend an appropriate exercise and stretching program. The goal with corrective care exercises is to bring a fuller range of mobility back to the body through corrective exercises that build strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance.
Immediately after your accident, ice and heat may help control pain and reduce muscle spasms. You may also benefit from complementary physiotherapies such as electrical stimulation and/or ultrasound that can provide immediate pain relief. Many patients find these therapies to be a beneficial addition to chiropractic programs that include spinal manipulation therapy/adjustments, corrective care exercises and massage therapy. We find that by integrating a variety of treatment options we are able to deliver enhanced pain management and injury rehabilitation for our patients.
Don’t let a neck injury or head trauma stop you from living a full life! Take the first step to recovery today: call us at 404-634-1669.