Whiplash Treatment – From Your Chiropractor in Santa Clara
Most people are familiar with the term whiplash, the injury that is so common following car accidents. If you ever experience it first-hand, you quickly realize that whiplash is no laughing matter. Whiplash can hurt badly, cause a loss of neck mobility and lead to ongoing discomfort long after the accident that caused it. Fortunately, as your chiropractor in Santa Clara, we have treatment options that can help improve your symptoms, aid in healing and reduce pain. We are your resource for neck pain treatment!
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a neck injury caused by the whipping motion that occurs when the human body comes to a stop – while the head keeps traveling forward at the same speed the body was. Once the head reaches the end of its range of motion, it whips back towards the body. Like any whipping motion, a lot of power is produced during whiplash, power that can cause substantial injury to the discs, ligaments and joints of the spine. Even the nerve roots can sustain damage in whiplash.
Whiplash is most often caused by auto accidents, although it is possible to experience the same type of injury from any impact – such as during contact sports. As your Santa Clara chiropractor, we treat all types of neck injuries, including whiplash resulting from car accidents and sports injuries.
Get Whiplash Treated Right Away
Because it is so common and well-known, sometimes whiplash victims mistakenly think that their injuries are not serious enough to seek chiropractic care. In reality, it is extremely important to make a visit to your chiropractor following any car accident – especially if you are experiencing symptoms of whiplash. The force of the impact could have done significant damage to the ligaments, tendons, and muscles in your neck, which can lead to ongoing pain and discomfort if left untreated, not only in your neck, but also down your shoulders and arms.
The only way to know if your injury is minor, or more severe, is to get x-rays and a physical examination from a qualified Santa Clara chiropractor.
How We Can Help With Your Whiplash
Chiropractic care has been shown to be very beneficial for all types of neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain – including whiplash. The accident probably led to a malfunction of your cervical spine (neck area). We can help to heal your injury through gentle, conservative chiropractic care, without prescription painkillers.
As an auto accident chiropractor, we provide auto injury rehab in Santa Clara for many patients suffering from whiplash. We have a number of approaches, and we will map out a strategy for you that will fit your needs, heal your injuries, and get you back to enjoying life as soon as possible.
Contact Us To Schedule an Appointment
We are here to give you a thorough examination to determine the source of your neck pain, shoulder pain and any other pain, and to deliver the treatments necessary to get you out of pain. Please contact us for auto injury rehab in Santa Clara at 408-985-8118 to get started!