CHave you sustained a whiplash injury that is affecting your life? Dr. Dan Monson at Able Monson Chiropractic in West Valley City, UT, offers personalized whiplash treatments so that you can get back to living your life.
Guide to Chiropractic Whiplash Treatments
One of the most common auto accident injuries is whiplash – an often debilitating injury that can cause a lot of discomfort and pain. It also occurs due to falls, roller coaster rides, and contact sports – anything that can suddenly move your neck.
If you’ve sustained a whiplash injury, you might be wondering if you are stuck with suffering through it. Fortunately, you do not. Dr. Monson and the team at Able Monson Chiropractic in West Valley City, UT, can help you gain relief naturally with chiropractic whiplash treatments. Learn more about how below.
The Low Down on Whiplash
Before diving into treatments, let’s take a minute to understand what whiplash is exactly. Imagine a rubber band. When it’s left in its natural shape and size, it remains in good shape. However, if you stretch it, you’ll begin to notice tiny rips on the sides.
A whiplash injury is similar. Your neck has a normal range of motion. When it is extended beyond that – like when your head is forcefully moved back and forth – tiny tears can develop in the soft tissues. This can cause inflammation and stiffness, as well as:
- Blurry vision
- Trouble concentrating
- Headaches and more
Chiropractic Whiplash Treatments
Due to the stiffness and inflammation, it’s difficult to move your head and neck with whiplash. Therefore, the first step for chiropractors is to make movement more comfortable. This is usually done through various soft tissue techniques, such as:
- Therapeutic massage
- Electrical muscle stimulation
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Trigger point therapy
Once movement is more comfortable, adjustments are performed to address any alignment issues that might have occurred during your accident but were not noticed due to the stiffness and tension.
Therapeutic exercises are used throughout treatment to both stretch and strengthen the neck. This enhances recovery and reduces pain. In the beginning, these exercises will be gentle until your range of motion is improved. As you progress in your recovery, the exercises will progress, as well.
As chiropractors take a holistic approach, you’ll also receive guidance on nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle habits. By employing this advice, you’ll not only enhance your healing but also improve your spinal and general health.
Whiplash doesn’t have to take over your life. Call (801) 966-5200 to schedule whiplash treatments with Dr. Monson at Able Monson Chiropractic in West Valley City, UT, today.