Natural Recovery Options for Whiplash Treatment
If you’ve recently been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA), and are experiencing pain, it may be more serious than you think.
The most common pain associated with MVAs is whiplash.
Whiplash is pain in your neck, shoulders and back due to a sudden thrust of your neck moving forward and backward. This abnormal positioning of the neck causes damage to small vessels that release inflammatory substances, resulting in swelling and pain.
If the pain persists without whiplash treatment, this may lead to more serious injuries down the line.
Chiropractors approach whiplash treatment in a natural way. Their methods, which range from manual manipulation of the spine to physical therapy are safe and effective alternatives to pain medication.
5 Signs You May Need Whiplash Treatment
With whiplash, some symptoms do not reveal themselves immediately following the accident. At times, signs of whiplash can occur days after. It is important to be aware of your level of pain after experiencing a MVA or other neck related injury to know whether you need whiplash treatment.
Five of the most common signs of whiplash are:
1. Muscle spasms
2. Increased pain in the neck
3. Decreased range of motion and stiffness
4. Constant headaches
5. Tingling and numbness in the arms
Whiplash may also cause other symptoms like anxiety, fatigue and memory loss.
Treating Whiplash the Natural Way
Before investing in prescription pain medication or thinking you need surgery, consider a more natural approach to whiplash treatment.
Chiropractors offer safe, effective and non-invasive options for those suffering from whiplash. Even without the use of anti-inflammatory medication, chiropractors are able to reduce inflammation and accelerate the healing process through alternative modes of treatment.
Through the use of manual manipulation or adjustments, chiropractors can target specific areas of pain which in turn, heal the entire body. Through this technique, chiropractors adjust your spine, alleviating pressure on your neck and restoring your range of motion.
Seeking out Whiplash Treatment
If you’re experiencing pain in your neck after a car accident and think it’s whiplash, don’t delay seeking out treatment from a car accident chiropractor in your area.
Scheduling regular adjustments with your chiropractor can start you on the road to recovery, alleviating pain before it seriously interrupts your lifestyle.
Dr. Jaime Reyna of Reyna Chiropractic Clinic believes in a natural approach to whiplash treatment in order to accelerate your recovery.