Whiplash is a term used to describe an injury to the upper spine and neck that occurs when the body experiences a rapid back-and-forth movement. This type of injury often occurs during auto accidents when the upper body is thrown forward, and then backward, during impact. However, whiplash injuries can also occur during athletic activities, falls and from physical violence. The discomfort may begin soon after the incident but it can stay silet for many days or even weeks before it becomes severe enough to disrupt normal activities.
Symptoms of Whiplash
It is very important to understand that even though there may be no symptoms immediately following a "whiplash-type injury that damage to soft tissues and the nervous system may have still occurred. Individuals who have experienced a whiplash incident may not only have neck –pain. They may also have a number of related symptoms, such as:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Tenderness in arms, shoulders or upper back.
- Tingling sensations or numbness in the arms
- Poor concentration
- Blurry vision
- Sleep problems
Chiropractic Treatment Can Help Whiplash Injuries
Chiropractic treatments for whiplash injuries must be tailored to each patient’s individual needs. An auto injury chiropractor like the Doctors at Olson Bros Chiropractic will do a number of diagnostic procedures to determine the extent of the injury. Dr. Dan and Dr. Dennis will then devise a treatment plan that may include manual adjustment, cervical compression extension traction, muscle relaxation techniques, muscle stimulation techniques, exercises and lifestyle changes to minimize stress on the physical structures of the neck and upper back. The goal of the chiropractic treatment plan is to relieve discomfort caused by the injury, restore full range-of-motion and to improve stability of the injury site(s) to help avoid chronic problems in the future. Relieving pressure on the connective tissues and nerves helps to reduce neck pain, as well as headaches and tingling or numbness in the arms.
Let Olson Bros Chiropractic Be Your Roseville Chiropractor
Dr. Dan Olson, Dr. Dennis Olson and the friendly staff at Olson Bros Chiropractic take pride in providing superior care to their patients in Roseville, MN and surrounding communities. We offer a range of services, including manual adjustment, spinal decompression, cervical compression extension traction, cold laser therapy, biophysics technique, exercises, massage therapy, lifestyle advice and nutritional counseling. We treat many different types of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, auto accident injuries, sports injuries, work injuries and plantar fasciitis. Call Olson Bros Chiropractic today at (651)633-0155 for an appointment to learn how chiropractic treatment can help relieve whiplash injuries and other