Treatments for Whiplash
There have been countless jokes and comedy sketches done over the decades about whiplash. People who have been injured in a car accident that caused the onset of whiplash understand the condition is no laughing matter. Most people are under the assumption that a whiplash injury is a minor inconvenience until they experience one for themselves. At least 60 percent of people with a whiplash injury will continue to experience whiplash symptoms long after their initial injury. Here at Multicare Health Clinic in Sioux City, we understand the pain and disruptions whiplash causes in the lives of people.
How Whiplash Happens
One of the things that makes whiplash such a painful injury is due to how the injury is inflicted. Whiplash is actually by the forceful forward and backward thrusting of the neck. The severity of the injury is determined by several factors including, but not limited to the speed of the vehicles at the time of the collision, the body positioning of the people in the vehicles and the physical condition of the persons involved. The weather conditions at the time of an accident could also determine the severity of a whiplash injury.
The Approach to Healing
Here in our clinic when we evaluate our patients and determine they need treatment for whiplash, we go beyond the symptoms, which are largely pain and stiffness, headaches and back pain. Our chiropractors, physical therapists, and/or medical doctors identify the source of the pain and treats it. Misalignment of the spinal column is generally the cause of the pain associated with whiplash injuries. Our doctor uses spinal adjustments to realign the spine and take the pressure off of affected discs and nerves. Other treatments used by our doctors include heat therapy, cryotherapy, ultrasound therapy, and electro-stimulation therapy.
It Won’t Get Better By Itself
Our chiropractor here at Multicare Health Clinic advises people who believe they have a whiplash injury to have it evaluated as soon as possible. Whiplash injuries won’t get any better on their own, and the longer they persist the worse they become. If you believe you’ve sustained a whiplash injury, give our office a call today to schedule an appointment at (712) 276-4325.