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Whiplash Pain Management
Is whiplash preventing you from working, taking care of your family or participating in your favorite activities? Your Birmingham chiropractor provides the chiropractic care you need to manage chronic pain associated with a whiplash injury. Whether you suffered whiplash during an auto accident or from a fall, chiropractic care from Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center can help you manage the pain and get back in the action.
Unlike most other injuries, symptoms of whiplash are not always apparent at the time of the accident – it may take 24 hours or longer for indications of whiplash to develop. Pain and stiffness in your neck are the most common symptom, as well as headaches. Pain may occur in the muscles in the back or front of your neck. The pain might be worse when you turn your head.
One of the most important things you can do when suffering whiplash is to stay active, unless you have suffered a severe injury that requires immobilization. Many patients with whiplash, however, are afraid to move because they are concerned about causing further pain or injury. Dr. Duca teaches you how to move without causing pain or further injury, giving you the confidence you need to stay active safely.
Dr. Duca also provides advanced treatments for whiplash pain management. He starts by doing a focused examination of the injured area(s). In most cases x-rays will be taken to rule out fractures, look for signs of ligament damage and document misaligned vertebrae of the spine that may be the result of your accident. A treatment schedule will be suggested which often includes stretches and exercises that can be done at home. The exercise and stretching routine retrains your body to improve your flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and balance while speeding up your healing time.
Our chiropractor also harnesses the power of heat and ice to soothe painful muscle spasms that often accompany whiplash. Ice and heat are used to improve blood circulation, relax muscles and reduce inflammation in the safest, most therapeutic way possible.
Massage treatments provided by our chiropractor can relieve tension, increase blood flow, improve range of motion and enhance your overall sense of wellbeing. Struggling with whiplash is painful, exhausting and often demoralizing – chiropractic massage eases your symptoms and helps you work towards returning to your normal life.
Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center even offers spinal and postural screenings that reveal underlying injuries that contribute to the pain and disability of whiplash. Your auto accident injury in Birmingham may have caused the bones in your spine to become misaligned or worsened existing alignment problems. Our chiropractor uses technically advanced diagnostic tools to detect alignment problems before performing various chiropractic techniques to realign the spine.
If you suffer whiplash because of an auto accident injury, do not continue to suffer with chronic pain. Our experienced chiropractor can reduce your pain and dysfunction using safe and effective chiropractic techniques including adjustment and massage. Make an appointment with Back On Track Chiropractic and Wellness Center today for complete pain relief from whiplash.