Whiplash Treatment at 1st Choice Health & Wellness
You've probably noticed that whenever a TV series wants to dramatize an auto accident injury as powerfully and succinctly as possible, they depict someone suffering from whiplash. While this form of neck injury can occur from sharp impacts at work or in sports, they're understandably associated with auto accidents, in which strong forces send your head flying and get your neck hurting.
But even if you're struggling with severe whiplash symptoms, don't assume you need surgery or other drastic measures. Here at 1st Choice Health & Wellness, we can help your whiplash injuries heal the natural, non-invasive way.
The Damaging Forces of Whiplash
You might be amazed to learn that it doesn't take a high-speed collision to cause whiplash. Even a "bump" at 5 miles per hour can cause serious damage when conveyed with the full force of a heavy automobile. Your body may be strapped down, but your head isn't. When an impact suddenly stops your car, your body stops with it, but your head flies backward sharply, like the crack of a whip, producing a condition known as hyperextension in the neck. It then rebounds forward just as sharply, producing hyperflexion.
These motions take your neck way beyond its normal capacity, resulting in serious harm to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They also throw your cervical vertebrae out of joint, sometimes so severely that the curve of your neck visibly changes. The vertebral dislocation not only makes normal neck motion impossible; it can also result in herniated discs that compress nearby nerves. That's how whiplash can create such diverse symptoms neck pain, headaches, blurred vision, tinnitus, depression, TMJ, shoulder pain, nausea, and mental confusion.
Chiropractic Care and Other Conservative Whiplash Treatments
Severe damage to the neck conjures up nightmares of major surgery, but most cases of whiplash can be treated successfully through chiropractic care and related non-invasive techniques. First and foremost, you need to get your neck looked at after an accident. Even if it doesn't hurt, your symptoms may simply be delayed by the shock of the accident. Cervical chiropractic adjustments can restore normal joint function, disc position, and neck curvature. We also offer acupuncture for natural, non-pharmaceutical pain relief and expedited healing. Last but not least, physical therapy can help you get your neck working normally and comfortably again.
We Can Help You Whip Your Whiplash Symptoms
Whiplash is serious business, so are the treatments available at 1st Choice Health & Wellness. Call (812) 945-4500 for a chiropractic examination and treatment as soon as possible. Our New Albany IN team is ready to help you whip your whiplash symptoms!