Whiplash is an injury that occurs to the neck and most commonly is a result from a car accident, sports-related injury, or any other type of trauma where the head and neck are pushed around. One of the best ways to treat a whiplash injury is through chiropractic care. At Advantage Chiropractic, we want everyone who suffers from a whiplash injury or any other injury to be taken care of in the best way possible and to understand all the benefits from their treatment. This blog post shares how chiropractic care can be used towards whiplash injuries.
4 ways that chiropractic care is used to treat whiplash injuries are:
● Reduce inflammation: The aftermath of any injury typically results in a lot of inflammation, and this is especially common when it comes to whiplash. To help the healing process, chiropractic care works to reduce the inflammation of the tissues in your neck, helping you to heal faster and rely less on pain medication.
● Increase range of motion: With the muscles in your neck being injured from whiplash, your range of motion is likely very limited. The focus and care that chiropractic care brings works to reduce the stiffness of your muscles and bring back full range of motion.
● Improve muscle tone: After injury, we tend to use the injured part of our body less and less. This decrease in use can lead to a decrease in muscle tone. Chiropractic care is actively stimulating your muscles and working to bring them back to their full potential, allowing for muscle tone to stay intact and come back faster.
● Alleviate headaches: One of the major side effects of whiplash are headaches since the trauma in our neck tends to creep up and affect our head. Chiropractic adjustments are actively reducing the muscle tension in your neck, helping to alleviate any headaches that were a side effect.
There are so many benefits to chiropractic care, especially when it comes to treating a whiplash injury. To learn more about other advantages of chiropractic care, check out our other blog posts here.