Pain in the neck?
Whiplash is a common injury for people involved in car collisions. When a car is struck from behind or collides with another object, it causes the neck to snap back and forth violently. This causes the muscles and ligaments to overextend, leading to strains and/or tears. This is referred to as soft tissue damage, and can cause stiffness and soreness. Whiplash can also cause structural damage such as misaligned vertebrae, herniated, bulging or ruptured discs, or nerve damage due to the overextension from the violent movement.
Lakewood Chiropractic can help with both types of injuries. Adjustments and alignments can be performed specifically for those who have been in a car accident and suffered from whiplash. The pressure on the discs and nerves is released when the spine is returned to its proper alignment. Trigger Point massage can be used to help relieve the pain and discomfort from soft tissue injuries.
If you have been in a auto or sports accident, schedule an appointment with Lakewood Chiropractic today or call 816.373.3373 before relying on pain medications and surgery.