There are different cases of whiplash, and it is important to determine factors that caused this condition before determining the best possible chiropractic treatment for it. Keep in mind that although chiropractic care is an effective treatment option for this issue, the main dysfunctions are taken into account and discovered once you undergo exams prior to obtaining treatment.

Chiropractic Treatment Recommended for Whiplash

In general, whiplash involves a range of treatment options provided by your chiropractor. These techniques involve lifestyle changes, use of tools with ergonomic design and features, muscle stimulation or relaxation and spinal manipulation. In the case of chiropractic manipulation, gentle movement of affected joints may be performed. The goal is to move the joint into a location in which there are restrictions in terms of movement

As for spinal manipulation, this will require a quick thrust of one are of the spine in the desired direction. Other cases may simply involve a slow, gentle and precise mobilizing movement, which can be done instead of a quick thrust. Tight muscles usually need a more vigorous stretch or application of pressure as performed by a chiropractor. Some trigger points are also addressed with some finger pressure or accupressure techniques. These help relieve and minimize pains linked with tight and painful muscles.

Aside from treatment, you may be advised to make some changes on your lifestyle. Certain activities can trigger further pain, so it is best to avoid these and experience less strain to your body. There are also some tools or devices with ergonomic design that facilitate quick recovery. By using these, you can improve your condition and avoid further discomfort without the necessity of invasive procedures. With natural and safe techniques such as chiropractic treatment options, you can work your way towards a healthier and stronger body after experiencing any accidents.

Dr. Katie Mercer

Dr. Katie Mercer

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