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Whiplash Care in Delaware

man exiting car after wreckNeck pain and stiffness, headaches, shoulder pain, dizziness, and cognitive difficulties like memory problems or trouble concentrating. These are all common symptoms of whiplash, a type of injury that occurs due to the rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck.

Many people experience whiplash during car accidents or sports injuries. This sudden motion can cause strain to the muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues in the neck.

What Causes Whiplash?

Whiplash typically occurs when the head is forcefully jerked backwards and forward, causing the neck’s soft tissues to stretch beyond their usual range of motion. This sudden movement can result in the following:

  • Muscle Strain: The rapid motion can strain or tear muscles and tendons in the neck.
  • Ligament Damage: Ligaments, crucial for neck stability, can be stretched or torn during whiplash.
  • Disc Injury: Intervertebral discs between the vertebrae may become herniated or bulge due to the sudden impact.
  • Nerve Compression: In severe cases, nerves in the neck can get compressed, leading to pain and other neurological symptoms.

The Importance of Seeking Care Right Away

It’s essential to seek medical attention after experiencing whiplash to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment. Our chiropractors, Dr. Gabby and Dr. Steven, are highly experienced in evaluating whiplash injuries. They conduct thorough examinations to assess the extent of the damage and create personalized treatment plans.

Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

Chiropractic care, particularly techniques like intersegmental traction, can be beneficial in treating whiplash. Here’s how:

Spinal Adjustment

Gentle spinal adjustments can help realign the vertebrae in the neck, reducing pain and improving mobility. This helps restore the normal range of motion in the affected area.

Intersegmental Traction

This technique uses a traction table that gently stretches and mobilizes the spine, promoting healing by increasing blood flow to the affected area. Intersegmental traction can relieve muscle tension and improve spinal mobility, aiding in the recovery from whiplash injuries.

Soft Tissue Therapy

Our chiropractors may use soft tissue techniques like massage or myofascial release to alleviate muscle tension and enhance healing in the affected soft tissues.

Book an Appointment

Whiplash can be debilitating, impacting one’s daily life and activities. Our approach to treatment, including chiropractic care and techniques like intersegmental traction, can help patients get significant relief and enjoy improved function after a whiplash injury.

Contact Heritage Clinic of Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment!


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