Dealing With Whiplash the Right Way
Whiplash is a common injury suffered by someone who has had their neck area twisted or overextended due to sudden impact. This sudden jerking in two opposite directions often causes serious soft tissue damage as well as neck and spinal issues that can take weeks or even months to heal and recover from. Auto accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, although it can occur in other ways. At Perron Chiropractic in Reston, VA, our chiropractor has years of experience offering relief to patients suffering from whiplash.
Common Whiplash Symptoms
Whiplash is a result of strained neck tissue and ligaments resulting in both temporary and chronic neck pain. The typical treatment for whiplash involves the stabilization of the neck to avoid any unnecessary motion. This allows the neck to naturally heal and repair itself without further injury and pain. However, not all cases resolve themselves so easily. Many patients have additional whiplash symptoms, including:
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Muscle sensitivity
- Tingling sensations in the arms
- Dizzy spells and loss of balance
- Blurred vision
- Disrupted sleep
- Ringing in the ears
Why Hospital Care Isn't Enough
Most immediate emergency care immediately following a whiplash injury is focused on stabilizing the patient and treating pain through prescription medication. While this provides temporary relief, it does not repair the damage that has been inflicted on the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic care is an attractive method of whiplash treatment because it not only relieves pain but facilitates the body’s natural healing process.
The Chiropractic Approach to Whiplash Treatment
A chiropractor can address whiplash pain at its source. Chiropractic adjustments increase blood flow to the neck and back, reducing inflammation and allowing the body to heal itself more effectively. This is accomplished without the aid of pharmaceuticals or invasive surgery. Our chiropractor instructs patients in stretching routines and guided exercises that supplement our chiropractic care, enhancing the effectiveness of our treatment.
Whiplash Chiropractor in Reston, VA
At Perron Chiropractic, we offer natural and effective whiplash treatment to residents of Reston, VA, and the surrounding areas. Most appointments take twenty minutes or less. We welcome walk-ins, and most of our appointments are completed on the same day they are scheduled. For more information on how we treat whiplash, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (703) 689-2300. You may also request an appointment online.