Whiplash

If you’re suffering from whiplash in Milwaukee, West Allis, Hales Corners, New Berlin, Franklin, or Greenfield, WI, Dr. Richard Hruby of Hruby Chiropractic provides a holistic approach to help you achieve pain relief and general wellness.

What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a type of neck sprain or strain that usually occurs during an accident. For example, if your vehicle is hit while you’re driving, your head will “whip” around, or go back and forth or side to side. The same movement can occur when playing contact sports or during a serious fall.

The forceful movement can injure the tendons, ligaments, and discs in the neck. It can usually be more harmful if you tense up right before the crash.

Pain from whiplash may only last a few hours or days, but it can last for weeks, months, or years. It causes a great number of issues, which include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Tension and pain in the neck, shoulder, arms, and upper back
  • Tenderness, numbness, or tingling in those areas
  • Difficulty sleeping or getting comfortable
  • Trouble focusing or remembering things
  • Blurry vision and dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Tinnitus or ringing in the ears
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Depression

When an injury occurs, you are often in shock, meaning that you may not initially feel any of these symptoms. It may be a few days before they present themselves. It’s important to see Dr. Hruby as soon as possible, even if you feel nothing yet.

How Can It Be Treated?

Being diagnosed with whiplash does not have to leave you hopeless, as there are several ways in which Dr. Hruby can help. After a thorough examination, he can determine the best course of action, which may include some or a combination of the following:

  • Chiropractic adjustments and manipulation- Adjustments and manipulation can serve to realign the spine, take pressure off of the nerves and discs, relieve pain, and improve range of motion.
  • Physical Therapy and passive therapy modalities like electrical muscle stimulation for pain control and ultrasound to break up muscle spasm and scar tissue often a result of Whiplash related sprains/strains to muscles and other soft tissues.
  • Rehabilitation exercises- Therapeutic exercise can be utilized to improve the neck’s strength, increase flexibility, and relieve unnecessary stress on the neck and spine.

Dr. Hruby can also provide nutritional guidance and recommendations for ways to enhance your recovery at home.

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you are suffering from whiplash in Milwaukee, West Allis, Hales Corners, New Berlin, Franklin, or Greenfield, WI, a visit to Hruby Chiropractic can help. Make an appointment with Dr. Hruby by calling (414) 329-2100.

Location

3823 South 108th Street Suite B
Greenfield, WI 53228

Phone: 414-329-2100

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 414-982-3310

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