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Are you dealing with sudden neck problems? It might be whiplash.
Getting into a car accident is stressful all by itself. Add to it the bumps and bruises and it’s enough to make anyone a little anxiety-riddled. Of course, if you walk away without a scratch you may not consider getting a checkup. Unfortunately, there are symptoms that often appear later once your body has recovered from the shock of the accident. Our Quincy, MA, chiropractors see a lot of patients with whiplash, particularly those who have gotten into a car accident or a sports-related injury.
What is whiplash and what are the symptoms?
Whiplash comes about when the neck has been jerked around rather quickly and often violently, a common problem for those who have experienced a car accident.
The most common complaints in those with whiplash include neck stiffness and pain, limited range of motion (or pain when moving the head or neck in certain positions) and headaches. Getting treatment from a chiropractic specialist in Quincy as soon as symptoms appear is the best way to promote faster healing and recovery and to prevent chronic neck problems.
When should you turn to a chiropractor?
It’s important that you get a proper evaluation from a doctor after you’ve been through a car accident, physical trauma or sports-related injury. Even minor incidences could still cause serious long-term problems for your musculoskeletal health. The sooner you seek care the better.
How can a chiropractor treat my whiplash?
While symptoms can often be managed by resting the neck, icing, performing daily neck exercises and physical therapy, and taking pain relievers, chiropractic care can be a wonderful complementary treatment to reduce neck pain, stiffness and inflammation.
There are a variety of different chiropractic therapies to improve the health and function of the neck. A chiropractic adjustment, or spinal manipulation, is a great technique that applies pressure to soft tissue around the spine to alleviate pressure on these areas and to restore function and movement back into the discs of the cervical spine (neck).
Chiropractic adjustments may also be used along with other alternative options such as physical therapy, therapeutic massage, electrical stimulation and ultrasound therapy. During your evaluation, we will be able to tell you which chiropractic options will provide you with the optimal relief.
If you are dealing with musculoskeletal issues after a car accident or sports-related incident it’s important that you get therapeutic chiropractic care to give your body the TLC is deserves. Turn to the chiropractic experts at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Boston, Brockton, Taunton, Attleboro, Weymouth, Somerset, Raynham, Kingston and Quincy, MA.
Are you tired of popping pills yet getting no relief for your neck pain? Chiropractic treatment offers an effective, completely natural alternative to pain medications. The Chiropractors at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Quincy, MA, discuss neck pain and explain how chiropractic treatments can relieve your pain.
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain can occur as a result of an accident or fall, but sometimes you can't trace it back to a dramatic event. Pain can occur if you have poor posture, particularly if you spend most of the day in one position. People who have desk jobs or spend a significant amount of time driving are particularly prone to developing neck pain. It may also occur if you develop arthritis in your neck or develop herniated discs, spinal stenosis or another condition.
Your use of digital devices may also be to blame for your pain. When you constantly look down at your tablet or smartphone, you may develop a painful condition called "text neck."
How can chiropractic treatment help me?
In many cases, neck pain can be traced back to a misalignment in your spine. When your spinal column isn't correctly aligned, your muscles can become tense, which can worsen your pain. Eventually, misalignments can even affect your ability to move your neck.
Chiropractic manipulations help realign your cervical spine, the seven vertebrae in your neck that support your neck. They also help loosen tight muscles and improve your ability to move your neck without pain. In addition to manipulations, massage, ultrasound treatment or electrical stimulation may be recommended when you visit our Quincy office.
Massage also helps relax your muscles and restore normal blood flow. Ultrasound isn't often used to diagnose health problems, but the technology also offers an effective treatment option. Ultrasound waves improve circulation, relax muscles and reduce swelling. Electrical stimulation, a treatment that uses low-voltage electrical currents, also helps improve healing and circulation and may reduce pain.
Before your treatment begins, you'll receive a comprehensive examination from one of our chiropractors. Based on your symptoms and medical history, a treatment plan will be designed to address your specific issues.
Don't let neck pain slow you down. Call The Chiropractors at Milton Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Quincy, MA, to schedule an appointment.