San Jose Chiropractor: Whiplash
While whiplash is a condition that is most often the result of an auto accident, it may also be brought on by any rapid back and forth movement of the neck that leaves surrounding ligaments and joints unable to absorb the force of an impact resulting in torn neck tissue and nerve injury. Early diagnosis and tailored adjustments from a San Jose chiropractor offer whiplash patients relief and protection against long-term health issues from spinal and neck misalignments.
Problems Associated with Whiplash Injury
Although pain medications and other equipment and techniques used by traditional medicine may provide temporary relief from the pain that accompanies whiplash, Mission Chiropractic chiropractic care provides a range of options that identify the underlying problems associated with whiplash injury and also function as a preventative measure for associated conditions including:
- Persistent neck pain
- Neck stiffness and instability
- Reduced range of motion
- Shoulder pain
- Upper and lower back pain
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Changes in muscle function
- Nerve dysfunction including tingling, numbness & weakness
- Ringing in the ears
- Persistent headaches & dizziness
- Memory & concentration problems
- Problems with anxiety and depression
Mission Chiropractic Treatment Plans for Whiplash Injury
Our San Jose chiropractors offer non-surgical, drug-free chiropractic care therapy techniques to treat whiplash that include: carefully designed chiropractic adjustments, muscle relaxation and stimulation procedures, tailored exercises and a series of personalized lifestyle changes developed for each patient.
Chiropractic Adjustments for Whiplash Injury
Many patients experience immediate relief during treatment for whiplash related joint dysfunction. Chiropractic adjustment involves careful and gentle movement applied to the affected joints to reduce the subluxation (vertebrae misalignment) and increase range of motion and nerve function.
Chiropractic Muscle Stimulation / Relaxation for Whiplash Injury
Our San Jose chiropractor gently stretches the muscle to release excessive tension alternating with repeated contractions applied to the affected muscle. Carefully applied pressure to trigger points relieves pain caused by tightened muscles that have been impaired due to whiplash injury.
Chiropractic Exercises for Whiplash Treatment
Mission Chiropractic patients are instructed to use a range of exercise techniques specifically recommended for treatment of whiplash injury and disc derangement. Basic procedures and movements are taught during sessions at our San Jose clinic for patients to practice at home to improve the coordination of the nervous system and strengthen neck muscles.
Chiropractic Lifestyle Change Recommendation for Whiplash
As part of your customized treatment plan, Mission Chiropractic chiropractors provide wellness suggestions for lifestyle changes that may also include stress management techniques that can be used at work and at home in addition to nutritional advice such as, vitamins and supplements that can speed the healing of whiplash-related injuries.
Chronic whiplash injuries and related conditions affect more than one million people each year resulting in spinal misalignments, joint degeneration neck stiffness and soreness and a reduced range of motion. Prompt treatment and evaluation of your whiplash injury is essential to restore a normal quality of life. Chiropractic care from an experienced and licensed San Jose practitioner can help. Contact Mission Chiropractic to schedule an appointment.