Why Is Chiropractic Care Beneficial for Whiplash?
When whiplash strikes after a car accident or injury who should you turn to for the right care? Initially, depending on the severity of the injuries, you may visit the Emergency Room, or see your primary doctor. Pain medications and symptom cover-up approaches simply aren’t enough. Oftentimes, injuries are left uncared for entirely and lingering tightness, pain and general stiffness become a constant problem.
This unclear path often leads to many patients going without care, which is why so many continue to suffer from unbearable symptoms for a long time afterward. Don’t let yourself become part of this statistic and seek a proven, effective program of chiropractic care.
What Are the Signs You’ve Sustained Whiplash?
While there are obvious signs you’ve injured your neck, such as pain in your neck and upper back, whiplash can also present itself in a number of other ways:
Inability to concentrate
“Pins and needles” sensations in your arms and/or hands
Reduced range of motion in your upper back and/or neck
Irritability and/or depressive mood swings
Over time, these telltale signs may start to ease, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the issue has been corrected. Rather, leaving it without the right care could cause ongoing complications.
For example, if you have restricted mobility in your neck following an accident, there’s a 75% chance that you’ll continue to suffer from this issue a year later.
There is a way you can help avoid these long-term problems – by visiting Platinum Chiropractic in Eden Prairie. After all, one study suggests that 93% of people who visit their chiropractor notice a vast improvement.
What Will Your Care Involve?
First, it’s vital that an accurate evaluation is conducted, and a diagnosis established. That’s why your chiropractor will conduct a thorough spinal assessment which involves further diagnostic tests like x-x-rays and computerized nerve testing.
This not only allows them to pinpoint the cause of your pain and discomfort but also ensure any shifts or changes throughout your spinal column are found. This will allow your chiropractor to put together a comprehensive care plan that will target the deeper root cause of your pain while ensuring your entire spine is healthy allowing optimal function.
The Comprehensive Approach You’ve Been Looking For
In targeting your injury, your chiropractor is able to offer a long-term solution to your injury and overall health. Even after your first session, you should start to see and feel the overwhelming benefits of this care.