Whiplash Treatment at Complete Care Chiropractic
Whiplash is a type of neck injury that results when the head is thrown forward and backward rapidly. The injury can cause a number of symptoms that impact your ability to function in daily life. Our chiropractic care can help resolve whiplash injuries quickly and effectively. At Complete Care Chiropractic in Olathe, KS, we can help with pain and stiffness from whiplash injuries.
What Causes Whiplash?
Whiplash is commonly associated with auto accidents when the neck jolts back and forth during impact, causing pain or discomfort. However, it can also occur during other events, such as a fall or act of violence. The motion causes injury to the vertebrae of the upper spine, as well as to muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck and upper body. If left untreated, whiplash can worsen over time, leading to increasing problems with normal neck function.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash symptoms can go beyond simple neck pain and poor flexibility. The damage to vertebrae, muscles, and tendons can lead to stiffness, frequent headaches, tenderness in the shoulders and upper back, numbness or tingling in the arms, and dizziness. Some individuals will also experience blurred vision, depression, fatigue, and memory problems. These symptoms can affect the ability to work and socialize comfortably.
Chiropractic Techniques for Whiplash Treatment
Our chiropractor will provide a thorough assessment of your neck injury and overall health. A complete medical history will be taken to better understand your unique health needs. Manual adjustment of the upper spine can help to re-align the vertebrae for better function. Hot and cold therapies are used to relieve muscle and tendon pain while aiding the healing process of injured tissue. Trigger point therapy helps to relieve soreness in muscles and tissues. Corrective exercises help to strengthen supporting muscles. If indicated, acupuncture can be used to relieve pain and improve comfort levels.
Make Complete Care Chiropractic Your Chiropractor in Olathe, KS
Dr. Morton uses his extensive knowledge of chiropractic methods to help his patients in Olathe and nearby communities achieve relief from pain and improved physical function. We treat many conditions, including low back pain, disc disorders, sciatica, scoliosis, neck problems, arthritis, sports injuries, work and auto injuries, and more. Our professional staff is dedicated to providing our patients the care they need to live pain-free lives. Contact Complete Care Chiropractic today at (913) 815-8076 for an appointment or to learn more about our effective techniques for treating whiplash.