Whiplash is one of the most common injuries, and yet many people live with the condition without realizing it. At Davidson Chiropractic Clinic, we provide whiplash treatment and chiropractic care in Rock Springs and Evanston, WY. Contact our team today if you are experiencing whiplash and would like to know more about our chiropractic services.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a neck injury resulting from the force of the head snapping back and forth quickly. Many people do not realize they have whiplash because the symptoms often do not occur immediately. You might not notice the pain and tension for days or weeks after the impact. It is important to see a chiropractor as soon as possible after you notice the signs. The signs of whiplash include:
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Restricted neck and shoulder movement
- Back pain
- Blurry vision
- Headaches or migraines
Whiplash can become worse when left untreated. The sooner you get treatment, the better.
This condition is commonly associated with car accidents, but you can also experience whiplash resulting from a sports injury or a workplace accident. Whether you were in a hit-and-run accident or you were tackled during a football game, you need to have your injuries professionally checked.
How Chiropractors Treat Whiplash
When you arrive at your appointment, our chiropractor will assess the extent of your whiplash injuries. This will include an examination of your spine, neck, and shoulders to pinpoint the injury and rule out other options.
Treatment may include heat or cold therapy, which can reduce inflammation and provide pain relief. After your body feels relaxed, Dr. Davidson may provide a chiropractic adjustment to align your neck and spine. We may also recommend laser therapy or spinal decompression based on the extent of your injury.
Muscle stimulation can be used to treat tense muscles. During the therapy sessions, you may be asked to stretch your body to relieve some of the tightness in your back, shoulder, and neck muscles. Our chiropractor will use his hands to manipulate parts of your body as you stretch. Trigger point therapy involves identifying joints that are injured. A gentle thrust or application of pressure can help stretch and relieve your tissues.
We may also offer some advice, including tips for better ergonomics. After you suffer from an injury, you need to find ways to minimize any strain on your body. Proper ergonomics and stress reduction can provide effective and natural pain relief.
Contact Davidson Chiropractic Clinic for Whiplash Treatment
Dr. Davidson at Davidson Chiropractic Clinic provides quality chiropractic care for a variety of health conditions, including whiplash. Call our Evanston office today at (307) 222-4322 or our Rock Springs office at (307) 382-0600. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.