Do you live in, or near, Greenfield, WI and are searching for treatment for whiplash? You have come to the right spot!
Treatment for whiplash
Do you have whiplash from a car or motorcycle accident? Injuries to the neck caused by the sudden movement of the head, forward, backward, or sideways, is referred to as “whiplash”.
Whiplash is most commonly received from riding in an automobile that is struck from behind or that collides with another object. When the head is suddenly jerked back and forth beyond its normal limits, the muscles and ligaments supporting the spine and head can be overstretched or torn. The soft, pulpy discs between spinal bones can bulge, tear or rupture. Vertebrae can be forced out of their normal position, reducing range of motion. The spinal cord and nerve roots in the neck can become stretched and irritated. While the automobile may be only marginally damaged, the occupants can suffer considerable soft tissue injury.
The resulting instability of the spine and soft tissues can result in blurred vision, headaches, dizziness, pain in the shoulder, arms and hands, reduced ability to turn and bend, and even low back problems. As the body attempts to adapt, symptoms may not appear for weeks or even months later.
Treatment for Whiplash in Greenfield, WI
The chiropractic approach to these types of injuries is to use specific chiropractic adjustments to help return spinal function. After a thorough case history and examination, Dr. Hruby will recommend a series of visits to help restore proper motion and position of spinal bones. If caught early enough, inflammation can be reduced and scar tissue can often be minimized.
Consult with Dr. Hruby before enduring constant headaches, depending upon addictive pain medication, or submitting to surgery!
According to the American Chiropractic Association, A retroactive study by Woodward et al. published in Injury demonstrated that chiropractic treatment benefited 26 of 28 patients suffering from chronic whiplash syndrome.1 Chiropractic care in this study included spinal manipulation, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching and cryotherapy [ice-pack therapy].
A neck adjustment works to improve the mobility of the spine to increase range of motion, while also enhancing movement of the adjoining muscles. This will eventually eliminate pain, soreness and stiffness and allow a patient to painlessly turn and tilt the head. In addition to adjustments, a treatment plan of mobilization, massage or rehabilitative exercises may speed up the recovery process.
Stay active, unless immobilization is necessary due to serious injury
Apply an ice compress immediately after whiplash, for about 10 minutes on a periodic basis
Avoid coffee and other caffeinated beverages
1. Woodward MN, Cook JCH, Gargan MF, Bannister GC. Chiropractic treatment of chronic whiplash injuries.Injury 1996;27:643-645).