Whiplash and Chiropractic Treatment

What is whiplash?Whiplash

Whiplash occurs when the head is suddenly moved back and forth with great force. The neck is particularly susceptible to injury, since it is the most flexible part of the spine. At HealthSource of Indianapolis we have specialized training to deal with whiplash injuries.

What type of injuries can occur?

Joint Dysfunction-

Whiplash can cause one or more joints in cervical region of
the spine to lose its normal resiliency and natural shock
absorption. This can cause a noticeable restriction of movement.
Pain can occur both in the near term,and later on as the
body's ability to cope with impact is reduced.

Muscle Pain-

Muscles can get stretched and stressed. Whiplash can
cause long-termWhiplash Muscle Strain neck pain. A Chiropractor will often
recommend message therapy in addition to Chiropractic
therapy to aid in the recovery. Early treatment is key to
preventing chronic pain.

Disc Injury-

The discs between the vertebrae create space for nerves
to send information to the brain. Whiplash can cause these
discs to bulge. This can restrict the information being sent to
the brain, or in some cases send pain signals. If the disc's
core comes in contact with a spinal nerve root, a herniated
disc occurs. This can cause shooting pain, numbness,
and muscle weakness.

What are the symptoms?

Whiplash symptoms include, but are not limited to:

  • HeadachesWhiplash Injury
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Shoulder and/or Neck Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Numbness
  • Restricted Movement

How can we help?

At HealthSource of Indianapolis, we realize that each
case is different. We will need to do a full examination
and set of x-ray's for each case. The top priority will be
to treat the cause of the symptoms and restore
functionality. This will involve spinal realignment, muscle
repair, and muscle relaxation.

Over time this will allow for pain relief, restored
movement, and prevention of future complications and
conditions.Consulting a Chiropractor first can often
prevent the need for pain medication or surgery. Our
Indianapolis Chiropractors are experts in the care of
the bones, nerves, muscles, and connective tissues that
make up about 60% of your body. Feel free to contact us
for a whiplash consultation.