What causes whiplash?
There are a number of causes of whiplash, but whiplash is a response that your muscles, ligaments and nervous system have to trauma. This stress frequently comes on suddenly in the event of a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, sport injury and even sneezing. Frequently people think that their whiplash will go away on its own. But, what commonly happens is that the nervous system is compensating for the injury and that compensation becomes ingrained in the body, even though your body feels like it has recovered. This compensation sets the stage for pain, headaches, numbness and tingling and degeneration of the spine. This is why having someone that evaluates the neuromuscular system after a whiplash injury is so important. The nervous system does not always respond to stress in a symptomatic way the moment that stress happens.
Some people self-medicate after whiplash with Excedrin, Advil, Tylenol or may use a massage gun or actual therapist. They may even consult with their primary care doctor or orthopedic that may recommend muscle relaxers, nerve medication or even surgery. These don’t typically address the nervous system that is compensating due to the whiplash injury, but help suppress the symptoms that commonly return. For those dealing with whiplash not looking for a “chiropractor near me” that want to do things on their own here is a DIY guide for you here.
How does chiropractic help whiplash?
Are you frustrated or concerned and looking to avoid medication, surgery or just wanting to get your life back? We focus on how your nervous system is functioning and communicating with your body by looking for imbalance and interference. If there is imbalance or interference present in the nervous system how can your body function correctly? It can’t and that is when you have problems recovering from whiplash. If you are looking for treatment options for whiplash chiropractic helps restore balance to your body, so you can function the way you are designed to and be your best!
If you are looking for a Denver chiropractor you can schedule here for your complimentary consultation for your whiplash to find the relief you deserve.
How do we evaluate for whiplash?
We first start with a complementary phone consultation to get a better idea of what is going on and if what you have would be a good fit with our office. If it seems that we will be able to help you, the second step will be to schedule an appointment for you where we will do our testing process and evaluate where your body is out of balance. Third, we will let you know what the best steps will be for you and what you are dealing with after these tests. Fourth we will then go over your recommendations for care to address what is causing your problem.
What services do we provide?
Our goal is to get you feeling better as quickly as possible, for some people that may take days and some it may take weeks. The foundation of what we do in the office is the chiropractic adjustment. When appropriate we will also include corrective and strengthening exercises and stretches. We also make lifestyle recommendations to help incorporate better ergonomics, sleep routines, food choices, nutrition and more.