Whiplash is a common auto accident injury that can cause pain and significantly impact your life. At Southport Chiropractic in Fairfield, CT, we provide a variety of chiropractic treatments that can alleviate the discomfort you’re experiencing and improve your overall health. You can learn more about whiplash and why treatment is important below:
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues in your neck. It most commonly occurs during a car accident, but it can also happen due to sports, serious falls, and physical abuse, and more. The injury can even occur on roller coaster rides. It is sustained when the head is forcefully moved back and forth, causing the soft tissues of the neck to extend beyond their normal range. Not only that, but whiplash also causes slight tears and strain in these tissues. Some symptoms of whiplash include:
- Stiffness in the neck and shoulder
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
- Difficulty concentrating
- Tingling in the arms
- Trouble sleeping
- Ringing in the ears
While certain symptoms of whiplash may go away on their own over time, it’s important to seek chiropractic care as soon as possible to prevent further complications.
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
When you visit us for whiplash treatment, our chiropractors will utilize soft tissue techniques to help restore your range of motion. Typically, this will be the first method of treatment until you can move comfortably again.
Once the stiffness and tension have been reduced, our chiropractors can determine the extent of the injury. Whiplash symptoms can often mask other injuries and it can be difficult to fully assess the neck when swelling and inflammation are present. There are often misalignments, herniated discs, and other injuries that may be worsening neck pain and causing headaches.
After a thorough evaluation, our chiropractors can determine the appropriate treatment that will help reduce your symptoms and any other injuries. We often help restore alignment with adjustments, treat herniated discs through decompression therapy, and stretch and strengthen soft tissues. However, the specific techniques or combination of methods that will be utilized will depend on your specific needs.
Contact us for an Appointment Today!
If you have pain due to whiplash that is affecting your daily life, our team at Southport Chiropractic in Fairfield, CT, is happy to help. We can develop a personalized treatment plan that will eliminate your ache and offer lasting relief. To learn more about our treatments or schedule your appointment, call us at (203) 259-1555 today.