Seek Out Whiplash Treatment Here in Richmond Hill
Whiplash is a common condition in auto accident injuries but can also occur from fast-moving sports or a fall from a distance. In all these cases, whiplash is a condition caused by forces violently whipping the head back and forth. The reason why trauma from whiplash is so painful is because the soft tissue around the neck gets the most impact. More than one direction change can happen in an accident causing what is known as a whiplash effect of a back and forth damaging motion. However, the damage from whiplash may be minor and go unnoticed, eventually leading to health complications later in life. If you have been in an auto accident, we at Spinalcare Chiropractic Clinic are here to help assess the damage and find the treatment that works for you.
Treating Whiplash with Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic treatment for whiplash starts with a physical examination. The first thing that our team will do is examine the spine and the neck to determine the exact location of the injury. After the location is determined and the injury is diagnosed, the patient is offered a personalized treatment plan. A typical whiplash treatment plan includes the following procedures and chiropractic techniques:
- Spinal adjustments – Hands-on, gentle and specific manipulation with Activator methods is used to realign neck joints back into proper placement.
- Muscle stimulation and relaxation – With the help of therapeutic massage techniques and gentle stretches, a deep tissue massage reduces muscle tension and provides pain relief.
- Modalities-assisted therapy – Our team may use different physical modalities for treating affected soft tissues.
- Traditional Chinese Acupuncture – The purpose of this traditional technique with more than 5000 years of history is to stimulate the meridian system in order to reinstate proper body functions.
Stretching and Exercise
Our chiropractor will provide guided stretching and exercises to help the body regain its ability to function normally. This is often combined with home care instructions to loosen the damaged soft tissue and increase blood flow for healing. The use of a foam neck collar may be necessary in stabilizing the neck and preventing further injury.
Contact Us for Help
If you have sustained an injury caused by a car accident and you are still experiencing pain and discomfort, it is time to see a specialist. At Spinalcare Chiropractic Clinic, our team of professionals provides a range of chiropractic services to Richmond Hill and the surrounding areas. Request your appointment online or call us to find out how we can help.