Whiplash Treatments

If you’ve sustained a whiplash injury, Dr. Mark Frederick at Frederick Chiropractic Plus in Gurnee, IL, offers individualized care for your unique needs.

Chiropractic Care and Whiplash

Neck pain is nobody’s friend, and when that pain comes from an injury like whiplash, the suffering can be intolerable. The good news is that you don’t have to tolerate it, as chiropractic care offers a natural and lasting method of relief. Learn more about how below.

Understanding the Basics of Whiplash

Have you ever played with a rubberband so much that you can see tears in the sides? This typically happens when it’s stretched beyond its range of motion or when it’s been used for a long time.

Whiplash is similar. Small tears occur in the soft tissues when the neck is extended beyond its normal range of motion, as often happens during an auto collision. This motion can also damage the discs, bones, and other connective tissues. It creates a great deal of inflammation and tension, which causes the following symptoms and more:

  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Blurry vision
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms

How Did I Sustain Whiplash? I Haven’t Been Involved in an Auto Accident.

Though auto accidents are the most common cause of this injury, there are other ways it can happen. This includes a fall, a rollercoaster ride, trauma to the head, a sports accident, and more. Any incident that causes the head to whip back and forth can be the cause.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

When you visit Dr. Frederick at Frederick Chiropractic Plus in Gurnee, IL, you’ll receive a comprehensive assessment to ensure a proper diagnosis. Due to the stiffness that whiplash can cause, it can often be difficult to detect any underlying injuries at first. As that stiffness causes so much discomfort, the soft tissues must first be addressed through techniques such as cold laser therapy, acupuncture, and Active Release Technique.

Once the pain and stiffness have been reduced and you can move comfortably, you’ll be examined for additional injuries. Soft tissue techniques will continue to be provided to ensure optimal healing. However, they’ll typically be combined with techniques such as adjustments, decompression therapy, and therapeutic exercise, according to your specific needs.

You don’t have to let the effects of whiplash impact your life and your future. Let Dr. Frederick and the team at Frederick Chiropractic Plus in Gurnee, IL, provide the customized treatment you need to get back to life pain-free. Call (847) 662-1600 to schedule your appointment today.

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