Like the moving parts of any machine, the two hundred and nine bones and numerous adjacent structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments) of the human body may also, at times – become misaligned. This can occur as the result of any external trauma or sudden and forceful movement of the body. One of these movements being whiplash.
Whiplash is a relatively common injury occurring to a person’s neck following any sudden jolt of force. The injury can describe both bone structure and soft tissue damage. Symptoms of whiplash include: neck and shoulder pain, headache, fatigue, dizziness, and arm pain and weakness, ringing in the ear and back pain.
Whiplash usually occurs when soft tissue in the spine is stretched and/or strained. Car crashes are the most common causes of whiplash.
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Fortunately, whiplash is not life threatening. However, it is not an ailment that should be ignored as over time, can lead to a prolonged period of partial disability. Not to mention the discomfort for most people dealing with whiplash is immense.
Chiropractic treatment is unique to each whiplash injury, therefore a specific treatment can’t be generalized. Common treatments that have proven effective, however, include manipulation, muscle relaxation and/or stimulation, and various exercises. These whiplash treatment trains the nervous system to better coordinate and control movement patterns, improving the ability of the neck muscles to maintain the stability of the neck.
Chiropractor is based on the concept that given the opportunity, the mind and body can heal itself. We all are born with the basics for natural healing already instilled in us. Regardless of the disorder or ailment, allow chiropractic professional to pinpoint the route of any discomfort and naturally bring forth your body’s individual healing procedure.