Whiplash FAQs Answered by our Chiropractor in Greenwood Village
Whiplash is a condition caused when your head is forced forwards and backward because of a strong impact or other physical trauma. Our Greenwood Village chiropractor at Genesis Wellness Clinic provides information about this type of injury.
What Types of Things Can Cause Whiplash?
It is commonly thought of as an auto accident injury, but car wrecks are only one cause of this problem. Other causes include physical assault, impacts from contact sports, and various non-auto-related mishaps. Whiplash can even be caused by overly-vigorous intentional front-to-back head movements.
What is Whiplash?
When the head is forced to move backward and forward too vigorously, it can cause sprains and strains in the neck. This alone can make your neck stiff, painful, and can even stop you from moving your head in certain directions. Making matters worse, some of the vertebrae in your neck can be knocked out of alignment. This will increase your pain and can cause pain to radiate down into the upper back and arms as well as your neck. It can also cause neurological symptoms like tingling and numbness in the areas served by the nerves that run through the cervical spine – the part in the neck.
How Can our Chiropractor Help?
Chiropractors combine treatments to address all of the issues involved in whiplash injuries. Chiropractic adjustments get the cervical vertebrae back into the proper alignment, and massage therapy and corrective exercises relieve the pain and stiffness associated with the strains and sprains. Practical lifestyle advice allows you to go about your daily activities without pain during the healing period. All of these treatments are drug-free and surgery-free, so you don’t have to worry about interactions, addiction, or surgical risks. They can also be combined with any other treatments you are getting from your family doctor.
How Many Sessions Does it Take?
Chiropractic treatments take place over the course of several sessions. How many sessions you will need depends on the severity of your injuries.
Contact our Greenwood Village Chiropractor for Whiplash Treatment Today
To get an evaluation and begin treatment for your whiplash injury, just call us here at Genesis Wellness Clinic. Our number is 720-515-8002, and we’re located in Greenwood Village, CO.