Chiropractic & Whiplash Injuries
Chiropractic treatment of whiplash injuries is aimed at firstly reducing pain and inflammation and then at restoring movement to stiff joints and reducing scarring in the muscles. Stimulation of the deeper muscles of the neck helps them to function correctly so that they can control movement without pain. When you have an jury these deep muscles can go into a shocked state where they do not contract properly either too much or too little and they register pain instead of movement.
Chiropractic adjustments can be specifically directed either mechanically or by hand to stimulate these muscles and improve function. When combined with acupuncture and active rehabilitation together we can get the nervous system working correctly and help to reduce your chances of long term symptoms.
Did you know many whiplash injuries lead to the start of a degenerative process of the mid-neck if left unattended. It is suggested that an injury of moderate force will age your cervical spine by at least 10 years if it is not properly rehabilitated.
To help express your life at its full potential get regular chiropractic adjustments.
Whiplash Injury and Ongoing Symptoms
The consequences of a neck injury in a motor vehicle collision can have long lasting effects and predispose individuals to experience recurrent episodes of neck pain.
- This study tested the association between a lifetime history of neck injury in a motor vehicle collision and the development of troublesome neck pain in a cohort from the general population
- Those who report a history of a neck injury in a motor vehicle collision are twice as likely to experience a future episode of troublesome neck pain
- The results add support to the hypothesis that a lifetime history of neck trauma may predispose individuals to suffer from future episodes of neck pain and disability