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Whiplash is a condition that can happen for a variety of reasons, but one of the most common reasons that patients experience whiplash is because of car accidents. Often the symptoms of whiplash can manifest hours or days after an auto accident occurs, and many people who experience whiplash delay treatment as a result. At Skaggs Chiropractic in Joplin MO, we help patients recover from auto accident injuries. Our skilled chiropractor can help you identify whiplash and can also provide the care you need to recover.
Whiplash occurs during impact incidents like car accidents. Let's face the truth, the human mainframe was not designed to be thrown around the inside of an automobile during auto collisions. The violent forces of an accident causes the body to be jerked forward and then backward, this can cause stretches and tears in the muscles of the neck and spine. This problem is often complicated by subluxations, a problem that occurs when the vertebrae of the spine pinch the nerve roots coming off the spine.
Symptoms of whiplash can be subtle at first. Many patients who experience whiplash don't recognize the symptoms for what they are, because they can seem unrelated to one another. Some of the most common symptoms of whiplash include:
At Skaggs Chiropractic, we use a variety of natural treatments for whiplash. Our methods are non-invasive and involve no addictive medications. Some of the most common treatments for whiplash include:
Therapeutic exercises. We teach patients how to perform therapeutic exercises. This technique helps patients build up their strength and coordination, and also helps patients improve range of motion. Patients suffering from muscle stiffness often work on loosening tight muscles, which helps them get back to normal life as quickly as possible.
Spinal adjustment. Spinal adjustment is the process of realigning the vertebrae of the spine. Spinal adjustment can eliminate subluxations, improve range of motion, reduce back pain and improve the overall functioning of the body.
Massage therapy. Massage therapy is what we use to improve blood flow, reduce tension in tight muscles, heal scar tissue and reduce patient anxiety. Massage therapy can help patients suffering emotionally after a car accident occurs.
Nutrition counseling. Our nutrition counseling services help restore our patients to good health. In some cases, eating the right foods can even reduce pain from the injury.
Lifestyle advice. We use lifestyle coaching to help patients recover more quickly and avoid injury after the recovery is complete.
You and Your Recovery are Priority One!
At Skaggs Chiropractic, we help patients suffering from car accident injuries and whiplash. If you've recently been involved in an accident and believe that you may be suffering from whiplash, contact us today at 417-624-4242. Even if you display no symptoms and don't believe that you've been injured, it's still important to check in with our skilled and capable chiropractor.