Whiplash Treatment from Your Chiropractor in Birmingham, AL
Although most people associate whiplash with auto accidents, a surprising number of events could be the cause. The sudden force responsible for this condition sometimes makes working or completing everyday activities impossible. Fortunately, whiplash treatment at our Back on Track Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Birmingham utilizes only natural therapies that avoid surgery or medication.
Overview of Whiplash
Stretched or torn tendons or neck muscles are characteristic of whiplash. Also commonly called a neck strain, whiplash is always linked to a sudden event, injury, or action. Although an auto accident is often the culprit, this disorder might develop after any incident that causes the head to suddenly jerk forward or backward.
Sometimes individuals are unaware of any injury until significant time has passed. While some of our patients experience pain right away, others have no discomfort until several days after their injuries occurred. Anyone who experiences an event that suddenly jerks the head might be susceptible to whiplash and should be familiar with these common symptoms:
- A headache originating at the base of the skull, then radiating toward the forehead
- Pain when moving the head side or side or rocking forward to backward
- Neck tightness and discomfort, sometimes with muscles that feel knotted or hard
- Pain or stiffness when trying to look over your shoulder
- Reduced range of motion
Chiropractic Care in Birmingham, AL for Whiplash
Chiropractic care in Birmingham, AL for whiplash brings relief from associated misalignments and pinched nerves. It relieves strained muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Our chiropractor will develop an individualized treatment plan for each whiplash patient. This treatment plan typically includes one or more of these natural therapies:
- Precision spinal adjustments to realign vertebrae
- A course of therapeutic exercises to retrain neck muscles
- Massage therapy to help soft tissues recover
Our doctor urges individuals who have experienced a sudden event that jerked the head to seek prompt evaluation and possible whiplash treatment. A concussion is a potential result of such a sudden injury. Ignoring the incident raises the possibility of injuries that will worsen as time passes.
Individuals experiencing any of these symptoms should seek emergency care:
- Worsening or persistent headache
- Difficulty talking
- Unusual sleepiness
- Appearance of confusion
Schedule a Consultation with Our Birmingham Chiropractor
Don’t let pain interfere with the activities you love when natural whiplash treatment from our Back on Track Chiropractic & Wellness Center can bring relief. Our doctor, Scott Duca, offers full-service chiropractic care in Birmingham, AL that includes sports injury treatment, spinal adjustments, preventive wellness care, custom orthotics, and nutritional counseling. Be sure to call us today at 205-623-5782 to make an appointment and learn how chiropractic can help you.