If you have pain due to whiplash, the discomfort can limit your mobility and affect your quality of life. Along with that, the condition can become chronic if it is left untreated. At Mountain Park Chiropractic in Phoenix, AZ, we provide various chiropractic treatments to ease your symptoms and improve your overall well-being.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash occurs when your head is forced forward and backward suddenly, which causes the neck to extend beyond its range of motion. This movement also leads to small tears in the tissues of the neck. While whiplash is a common auto accident injury, it also happens during contact sports or on roller coasters.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash can result in debilitating pain and produce a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms include:
- Stiffness and inflammation
- Neck pain
- Limited range of motion
- Pain or numbness in the arms or shoulders
- Difficulty sleeping
- Muscle spasms
Will Whiplash Heal on Its Own?
While it can sometimes heal on its own, it can also lead to chronic pain. There may be other injuries that are being masked by whiplash as well. For example, you may have a cervical misalignment, herniated disc, or a compressed nerve. Due to this, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible.
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
When you visit us, we will speak with you about your symptoms and perform a thorough evaluation to learn more about your condition. Afterward, we will provide treatment to help relieve the stiffness in your neck. Some treatments we may use include:
- Therapeutic massage to alleviate tension, reduce inflammation, and improve blood flow
- Therapeutic ultrasound to stimulate tissue repair, reduce tension and inflammation, and improve your range of motion
- Electrical muscle stimulation, which can relax tense muscles and help healing nutrients flow to the affected region
- Stretching exercises to reduce tension and improve your mobility
Once you can move comfortably again, we will continue to provide soft tissue techniques. However, they’ll be combined with other methods, chiropractic adjustments and Cox Flexion Distraction, depending on your needs.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are experiencing any symptoms of whiplash, our team at Mountain Park Chiropractic in Phoenix, AZ, is happy to help. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your first appointment, call us at (408) 706-0056 today. When you’re looking for a chiropractor near me, we are ready to assist!