Whiplash occurs when your neck suddenly bends forward and then backward. Very often, this motion happens when you are involved in even a minor car accident. You may be able to walk right out of your car and your car may sustain very little damage, but whiplash can cause you physical problems for quite some time. Whiplash symptoms include headaches, fatigue, back pain, leg pain, numbness, difficulty sleeping and concentrating and even anxiety. It is estimated that more than 2 million individuals in the United States suffer from whiplash each year.
Common Symptoms of Whiplash
If you have been in a car accident and are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have whiplash. You do not have to suffer and wait for these symptoms to lessen on their own. Chiropractic treatment makes a huge difference for individuals that have whiplash after a car accident. The team at St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center specializes in providing non-invasive treatment to clients with whiplash. The most effective treatments include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy and acupuncture. These options can relieve the pain and shorten its duration, allowing you to get back to normal activity more quickly. These treatments will reduce the inflammation, improve blood flow and allow your body’s own healing mechanisms to kick in to speed up the recovery process.
Whiplash injuries can be tricky. No two injuries are the same so it is very important that you work with an experienced health care provider that will develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific injury. The staff at St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center has the specific training and experience to assess your injuries after a car accident and if whiplash is suspected, recommend a combination of therapy to address the issues you are facing.
Effective Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash after a Car Accident
A car accident is extremely stressful and even if you (or your vehicle) are not seriously injured, whiplash can leave you struggling with pain, stiffness, headaches and other symptoms, even when you feel like you should be feeling better. You should always be checked out by a medical professional even after a minor car accident. Once any acute symptoms are addressed, you may still not feel like yourself. This is where our team can help. For more information about our whiplash treatment options, give us a call at 651-644-7207 as soon after your car accident as possible.