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Whiplash FAQs From Harmonious Living Chiropractic

Harmonious Living Chiropractic offers several different therapies for whiplash to the neck caused by car crashes and accidents. The muscles of the neck are stressed and strained with whiplash injuries and become injured.

We will perform a physical exam and run tests to determine the best treatment for you. We offer spinal manipulation and adjustment, therapeutic massage, trigger point therapy, and strengthening and stretching exercises. We treat auto accident injury, falls, and work-related injuries. We service the areas of Laurel and Lanham.

What is Whiplash and Its Symptoms?

Whiplash damages the muscles and the tissue of the neck and is caused by auto accidents, falls, and sports injuries. The neck is injured by the back and forth motion of the head. Whiplash can occur even when a vehicle is moving slowly. Whiplash causes damage to the neck disc, bones, muscles, and surrounding tissue. Some of the symptoms are shoulder pain, headaches, spasms, jaw pain, insomnia, dizziness, and difficulty swallowing, or chewing.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help With Whiplash?

We work with primary care physicians to help whiplash victims recover from their injuries. We take referrals and will give patients a physical exam and x-rays to determine the best treatment for their injury. Our chiropractor will take a detailed medical history of each patient to provide the best treatment. Often, we provide a combination of therapies to treat whiplash from auto accidents. This therapy heals the injury naturally without medications and surgery.

What Type of Chiropractic Treatments Are Used For Whiplash

Spinal adjustments and manipulation provide hands-on thrusts and manual techniques to the neck that manages pain, align herniated discs, stretch muscles, and increases flexibility. Sometimes, the chiropractor uses a special device to perform spinal manipulations on the neck. Spinal decompression is another technique used to relieve pressure on damaged discs. Often, a special table with motorized traction is used to stretch the spine and neck. This relieves pain in the neck and promotes flexibility.

Our chiropractor designs special stretching and strengthening exercises to do at home for your neck and spine. These exercises reduce pain and increase flexibility. We have a therapeutic massage that is used with chiropractic techniques. We offer Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and trigger point massage to heal neck pain from whiplash. Trigger point therapy will focus on massaging areas in the neck causing pain. Sometimes, muscle stimulation a therapy that uses electric current to induce muscle contractions is recommended. This improves blood flow and heals muscles in the neck. Ultrasound is used to improve blood circulation, decrease muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain.

Contact Us About Whiplash Therapy in Laurel 

Contact Harmonious Living Chiropractic for an appointment for whiplash by filling out our online form or by calling 240-264-6372. We service Laurel and Latham by treating auto accident injuries, sports injuries, and falls.

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