Whiplash is one of the most common injuries associated with vehicular accidents.
Even at very low speeds, whiplash is still fairly common.
For many years whiplash was a poorly understood injury, however, due to the legal and insurance ramifications regarding whiplash, it has become the subject of much study in recent years.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with whiplash are disc herniation, chronic pain, joint dysfunction, faulty movement patterns, and cognitive dysfunction.
If you have recently been in a car accident, whether you think you were injured or not, I highly recommend seeking out the help of a professional chiropractor who can help you determine if you have any injuries from the incident and help you to mitigate any damage done before it becomes more severe.
But what can you expect whenever you are seeking out treatment for whiplash?
Here are a couple of the most common chiropractic practices.
1. Chiropractic Adjustment for Whiplash
The most common treatment for whiplash is simply a chiropractic adjustment.
This is where your chiropractor will gently move your spine or involved joint in the direction where it has become most restricted.
Typically your chiropractor will find the area of pain and non-mobility and then apply short thrusts combined with gentle movements to help relieve tension and readjust the affected area.
2. Muscular Stimulation and Relaxation
Depending on the whiplash incident, you may also have some issues with muscle mobility.
One of the other common chiropractic practices is to gently stimulate or stretch the affected muscle group. Depending on the severity, the muscle may require more intense stretching or some additional therapy.