While whiplash is generally identified with car accidents, it can occur from a number of other causes. It comes about from an overextension of the neck, which can be caused by any activity that jars, twists or otherwise strains the neck. Whiplash is an interesting condition, because it often does not display symptoms for the first 24 hours after the injury is sustained. Once symptoms develop, they may include the following:
- Neck stiffness
- Neck pain
- Reflective shoulder pain
- Lower back pain
- Numbness in the extremities
- Sensory defects, such as blurry vision or ringing in the ears
- Difficulty focusing
A cursory glance through medical websites reveals that the most common whiplash treatment is painkillers or muscle relaxants. At Flintridge Family Chiropractic, we are not content to simply numb the symptoms and hope that the cause goes away. Instead, we connect you with a top chiropractor who will get to the root of the problem with our total examination and precise diagnosis. With the use of an x-ray and our expertise of musculoskeletal anatomy, we can identify the exact source of strain or hyperextension, giving us the ability to deliver effective whiplash treatment with permanent results. We provide whiplash treatment in Pasadena but we welcome patients from all over.
Our approach to whiplash is on a gradient. Directly following the injury, the neck is not interested in further velocity or force. Initial chiropractic adjustments are gentle and custom tailored to the severity of the whiplash. We ensure the treatment is comfortable at all times while still remaining effective.
As the symptoms subside, you’ll work with the best chiropractor to continue the rehabilitation procedure with further adjustments, mobilization and exercise. Throughout the entire process, our focus is on the musculoskeletal system being set back to battery, eliminating misalignment that is responsible for the condition. By handling the actual misalignment instead of only providing pain relief, we deliver among the best whiplash treatment Pasadena and La Cañada Flintridge have to offer.