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Whiplash Injury / Automotive Injury in Franklin, WI

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Whiplash injuries are a common result of most rear-end automobile accidents. They primarily affect the neck, shoulders and upper back muscles. Most whiplash injuries are mild, and many people recover relatively quickly with rest and over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

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However, severe symptoms persist for others for days, weeks, months or even years after the initial trauma. In this case, opting for chiropractic care is the only viable solution to alleviating these symptoms.

At Rhythm of Life chiropractic, we focus on eliminating various types of whiplash injuries;

  • Muscle Injury on your neck
  • Nerve Injury
  • Joint in cervical vertebrae injury
  • Disc Injury

Contact our chiropractor for comprehensive whiplash treatment if you reside in Franklin, Wisconsin.

What is whiplash/automotive Injury?

Whiplash is a medical term used to describe a type of injury to the neck that occurs when the head is abruptly and forcefully whipped to one side. The most common cause of whiplash is automobile accidents. However, it can also occur from other causes like sports injuries or falls.

The symptoms of whiplash vary significantly from person to person, depending on their age and overall health status. Some people experience severe pain, while others may not even realize they have been injured until days later when they begin experiencing adverse symptoms.

Neck Pain Basis

Neck pain is a common complaint affecting a large percentage of Americans. The neck comprises seven cervical vertebrae that make up the top part of the spine. The vertebrae are separated by intervertebral discs that act as shock absorbers and allow the neck to bend and rotate. The neck has ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nerves. When any structures become damaged or irritated, neck pain will often result.

Common Symptoms of whiplash

  • Neck pain that worsens with movement
  • Neck stiffness which does not go away with rest or medications
  • Tenderness in areas around the collar bones (shoulders)

How Chiropractors Diagnose Whiplash Injury

Chiropractors diagnose whiplash injuries by reviewing your medical records and performing an examination. The examination will focus on your neck and shoulders and any other areas that may be involved with the injury.

The chiropractor will also ask you questions about your symptoms, including any pain you may be experiencing, how long it has been since the injury occurred and whether any other injuries have occurred simultaneously.

After taking these steps, your chiropractor will perform a series of tests to determine whether there is any cause for concern in your spine. These tests include:

  • X-rays/CT scans – X-rays (or CT scans) use radiation to create images of internal structures within the body. Mostly, they are used to look at the back or front of your neck.
  • An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is another test that chiropractors use to evaluate whiplash injuries. An MRA can help determine whether there are any fractures or other problems with your spine and discs, as well as help identify any underlying conditions that could be causing pain in your neck and back.

Chiropractic Treatment of Whiplash Injury

The chiropractic treatment of whiplash injury primarily focuses on correcting the subluxation, which sets the stage for healing and improved function. Chiropractors use various techniques to restore normal motion, relax tense muscles and restore balance and coordination. Here are some of them:

  • Muscle stimulations or relaxation
  • Spinal manipulation therapy
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Joint mobilization
  • Passive stretching exercises

The goal of chiropractic care is to reduce the amount of pressure perceived by the body as it tries to heal itself from injury or illness. This can be done by restoring normal spinal curves, improving circulation and removing toxins from your system.

Contact Us Today and Alleviate Your Whiplash Symptoms

If you are suffering from the aftereffects of whiplash, our chiropractor Dr. Herbert can help you completely arrest these symptoms. Here at Rhythm of Life Chiropractic in Franklin, Wisconsin, we have helped thousands of patients get back to their best after suffering adverse effects of whiplash.

We can help you too; call us today or fill out our online contact form and let us know where you are feeling pain or discomfort.

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