New Albany Whiplash Treatment
If you have been in a car crash and now have symptoms of whiplash, you are not alone. There were 188,841 traffic collisions resulting in injury or property damage in the state of Indiana during 2012, according to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI). Many of the injuries included whiplash and other neuromusculoskeletal problems.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a painful neck injury that can develop as the result of a forceful back-and-forth motion, somewhat like the cracking of a whip. Of all types of car crashes, whiplash most commonly occurs after a rear-end auto accident because of the way the crash snaps the head.
Chiropractors and other medical professionals refer to this motion as hyperextension and hyperflexion, as the force of the crash causes the bones of the spine to extend and flex too far, causing injury to the soft tissue supporting these bones in the neck.
Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Worsened pain when you move your neck
- Poor motion in your neck
- Headaches, usually starting at the base of your skull
- Tenderness or pain in your shoulder, upper back or arms
- Tingling or numbness in your arms
Chiropractic care is the treatment of choice for whiplash and other car accident injuries that affect the neuromusculoskeletal function of the bones, nerves and muscles of the upper neck. Painkillers do nothing to address the root cause of pain, nor do they speed the healing process or improve the outcome. Whiplash rarely requires surgery but, when it does, chiropractic care can improve the post-operative healing process and outcome.
Our New Albany chiropractor performs an evaluation to identify areas of restricted joint motion, muscle spasm, ligament injury and injury to the discs that cushion the bones of the spine. We will assess how well the joints of your spine move and locate any areas of tenderness and tightness in your neck or shoulders.
New Albany Car Accident and Whiplash Treatment
After performing a comprehensive evaluation of your spine to determine the underlying cause of your pain, the skilled team at 1st Choice Health and Wellness provides the New Albany car accident and whiplash treatment you need after an auto crash. Various chiropractic care approaches help you regain function and feel better – without dangerous drugs or risky surgery.
Spinal decompression and chiropractic adjustment realigns the bones of your spine to relieve pressure on nerve roots, alleviate discomfort and get you moving again. Cold laser therapy soothes pain, decreases inflammation and accelerates the healing of muscles and other soft tissues. Customized physical therapy programs improve flexibility and strengthen your muscles.
Schedule an Appointment with our New Albany Chiropractor Today for Auto Accident Pain Relief
If you or someone you love suffers from the pain and disability of whiplash, make an appointment to visit a New Albany Chiropractor at 1st Choice Health & Wellness. Make your appointment for auto accident pain relief today by contacting us at (812) 945-4500