Whiplash and Auto Accidents

Bottom Line

To understand the chiropractic treatment of whiplash injuries, it is important to briefly review the nature of this type of neck injury. Whiplash is characterized as an injury to the muscles of the neck from the traumatic rapid forward and backward motion of the neck during an accident.

The acute pain and restricted motion you experience after a whiplash injury is a product of injured tissue, and the protective response of the nervous system as it locks up spinal joints to protect you from possible injury to the spinal cord.  Chiropractic care emphasizes mobilizing restricted spinal joints.  Our Little Rock and North Little Rock chiropractors will address the disturbed mechanics and the neurological responses that allow for treating the cause of neck injury and return a full functioning to injured spinal joints.

Chiropractic Care and Whiplash

The goal of chiropractic care in treating whiplash injuries is to optimize motion in the spine, treat the spinal discs, reduce muscle spasm and improve muscular strength.

Chiropractors are specialists in spinal manipulation — an active, hands-on care that returns motion to the spine after a car wreck. The restricted motion and disturbed mechanics that characterize whiplash injuries are especially helped by spinal manipulation in patients who are considered good candidates for this approach.

How a Chiropractor Diagnoses Whiplash Injury

Even if you go to the chiropractor complaining of neck pain following an  car accident, we will evaluate your spine as a whole. It’s important to examine the entire spine because even though it’s just your neck that hurts, other regions of the spine may be affected.

Our Little Rock and North Little Rock Chiropractors will determine areas of restricted joint motion, disc injury, muscle spasm, and ligament injury.  Give us a call or go to our website to set up your consultation!!!


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