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If you have recently been in a car accident, you may be experiencing soreness and stiffness in the neck. If these symptoms are accompanied by recurring headaches and migraines, chronic neck pain, dizziness or other health problems, you may have sustained a whiplash injury. Whiplash is one of the most common auto accident injuries. Chiropractic care is an effective, drug-free treatment option for managing whiplash pain.
A whiplash injury occurs when the force of a rear-impact accident 'whips' the cervical spine backwards and forwards beyond its normal range of motion. This abrupt whipping action can cause a misalignment of the cervical spine, which places pressure on nearby nerves and triggers chronic pain. As long as the spine remains out of alignment, whiplash pain will persist. You do not need to be in a serious car accident to suffer whiplash pain; these injuries can occur at speeds as low as 5mph. Even a minor fender bender can cause serious trauma to the musculoskeletal system.
At Century Center Chiropractic, our chiropractor has helped hundreds of patients successfully manage whiplash injury pain with chiropractic adjustments. Our adjustments are gentle, precise and highly targeted to correct the cervical spine subluxation that is responsible for your pain. Chiropractic care is an effective alternative to medication for auto accident injury and whiplash pain management. Unlike prescription painkillers, which temporarily numb the brain's perception of pain, chiropractic care targets the underlying cause. When medication wears off, pain returns. Chiropractic care, however, is a long-term pain management solution.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, our chiropractor may also recommend corrective care exercises to help bring mobility back to the cervical spine. These exercises are very beneficial for patients who from a restricted range of motion due to soreness and stiffness. Most importantly, these exercises can be performed from the comfort of your own home, accelerating your body's journey back to wellness.
Without effective treatment, an injury like whiplash can cause pain for months and even years. The earlier our Atlanta chiropractor is able to diagnose your auto accident injury, the more we are able to do to treat this pain and prevent long-term health complications. Our goal is to not only treat your pain, but also empower all our patients to live healthy, active lives. An auto accident injury can make it difficult to enjoy the activities you love and can impact other aspects of your life too, such as compromising sleep quality or even making it difficult to sit or stand for extended periods. Thanks to chiropractic care, we can help you manage your pain and get back on the path to wellness.
Our Atlanta chiropractor understands that whiplash injury pain can be incredibly debilitating. Our goal is to help patients safely manage this pain without the need for drugs or surgery. To learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for pain management, schedule a diagnostic appointment with our chiropractor today!
If you've been in an auto accident your initial consultation, examination and recommendation plan will be free. Additional treatment may be covered by the responsible party's insurance company.