Whiplash injury can cause pain, limit your head's range of motion, affect your sleep quality, and prevent you from undertaking daily activities. Those suffering from this condition should receive immediate chiropractic treatment to stop the pain and help them resume daily life.
If you live in Fresno, CA, contact our chiropractor in Kings Canyon Chiropractic for examination and treatment. We offer a range of chiropractic services at King's Canyon Chiropractic. Read on to learn what whiplash entails and how our chiropractor can help.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck. This injury results from the sudden head jerk, causing strain on the neck tissues and joints. Though a common car accident injury, whiplash can also result from sudden falls, high-impact sports, and amusement park rides. The common whiplash symptoms for which you should seek chiropractic treatment include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Blurred vision
- Extreme fatigue
- Tightness of the neck muscles
- Vertigo or dizziness
- Ringing sensation in the ears
- Sleep disturbances
How Our Chiropractors Diagnose Whiplash
Our chiropractors are trained and experienced in identifying and treating musculoskeletal system problems, using therapeutic techniques to stop the pain and restore body motion and balance.
Our chiropractor will review your medical history on your visit to assess if the pain might come from an underlying condition like osteoarthritis. If your whiplash is caused by an auto accident, we may use imaging tests to assess the damage to your neck and tailor the best treatment. Moreover, we may use hands-on techniques to identify the following:
- Restricted joint motion
- Tightness and tenderness
- Study your body mechanics
We will then use the examination results to develop a treatment plan best tailored to your needs.
How Our Chiropractors Treat Whiplash
Depending on the underlying problem, we may use one or a combination of chiropractic techniques to treat whiplash. Chiropractic manipulations we may use in treating whiplash include:
- Spinal manipulations: Gentle thrusts to correct the misaligned neck joints and restore the range of motion.
- Flexion-distraction technique: Slow spine manipulations and gentle movements to ease herniated discs.
- Muscle stimulations and relaxations: Gentle stretches and finger pressure techniques to ease tensed-up muscles and relieve pain.
- Interferential electrical stimulation: Low-frequency electric currents activate the injured neck muscles and enhance oxygen flow.
In severe injuries, we may employ therapeutic ultrasound to reduce neck stiffness and muscle spasms, while increasing the flow of oxygenated blood.
Get Whiplash Treatment with Kings Canyon Chiropractic
Kings Canyon Chiropractic offers different chiropractic services, including auto-injury treatment, sports injury treatment, and pain management. If you live in Fresno, CA, with any form of musculoskeletal discomfort, contact us at (559) 255-7121 to book an appointment with our chiropractor.