Here in Cape Coral, just like every other city, we have our fair share of car accidents. We also have many sports enthusiasts. Although it is possible to get whiplash in other ways, auto accidents and contact sports are the two most common culprits. However, strong, fast, jerking motions from any source may cause damage when they whip the head around on your neck faster than your body was intended to tolerate.
Is It Whiplash?
Neck pain is the most common complaint of patients who have whiplash, but it can also have other symptoms:
- Headache at the base of the skull
- Decreased range of motion
- Muscle tightness in the neck and shoulders
- Tenderness when touched
If you first experienced the symptoms of whiplash after a specific incident, you may have other injuries. It is very important to see a doctor right away in these cases. If your symptoms came on more gradually, you should still schedule a visit to your chiropractor as soon as possible. He or she can give advice and provide treatment before the problem gets worse.
How Can a Chiropractor Help with Whiplash?
Chiropractors help your body heal naturally. There are different chiropractic treatments that may be helpful when treating whiplash, and we will tell you which ones we recommend for your particular injury. Some treatments are aimed at managing pain, and others help your neck heal:
- At-home care such as ice and heat
- Corrective exercises
- Spinal adjustments
- Lifestyle and posture advice
- Trigger point therapy
- Stem cell therapy
The chiropractic tools available mean that our doctors can walk you through the stages of your healing injury and provide the best help at each point. In the beginning, you might need mostly pain relief. After a little bit, you might need spinal adjustments and corrective exercises. To heal your neck completely, you might want to make some lifestyle changes. All along the way, our Cape Coral chiropractors can help.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Cape Coral Chiropractor
If you have whiplash, don't delay seeking chiropractic care. Your chiropractor can be your best resource as you work to rehab your neck. Premier Wellness Group in Cape Coral is having a limited time exclusive offer through our website right now: fill out a form for a free consultation! Or, call us at today.