Whenever an individual is in an accident in which they are hit from behind, their neck often snaps back quickly and creates a problem that is known as whiplash. This problem may also occur in a variety of other ways as well such as being on amusement park rides or even sneezing! Any time that the neck is forced back too quickly, it can push all of our neck muscles, our spinal cord and any related tendons beyond their normal range of movement. The resulting pain and problems can be quite severe.
There are several different things that can be done for an individual that has whiplash. The first and most important step is to have a full examination and x-rays to determine what damage has been done and asses the best treatment plan for the patient.
Once that is done we will begin to treat the patient based on those findings using any number of the treatment options we have available including chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, laser therapy, ultrasound, muscle stimulation, and much more.
If you or someone you know has experianced whiplash due to an auto accident or any other mishap give us a call today to scheule an appointment 775-329-4402.