Whiplash Treatment Eau Claire WI
Are you feeling the results of whiplash from a recent car accident you’ve been involved in? ClearWater Chiropractic gets great results for it’s patients through proper chiropractic whiplash treatment in Eau Claire WI.
Whiplash can be a painful and restricting interruption to your life, and while going to a medical practitioner is important in the immediate aftermath of an auto accident to ensure that more serious injuries such as concussions haven’t occurred, oftentimes their treatment for whiplash is limited to medicating for pain and stabilization to prevent further injury. Regardless of whether or not your whiplash is recent, getting chiropractic care can help to alleviate the pain, stiffness, and headaches associated with whiplash.
If your symptoms of whiplash have not resolved on their own within 3 months of your injury, studies indicate that there is a 90% chance that they will never resolve on their own. While early treatment is the best way to ensure that your whiplash pain will be alleviated completely.
Resolving the Injury
Chiropractic care is aimed at resolving the injury and helping your body to recover faster.
Chiropractic care has been shown to be successful even after several years.
Dr. Flood can instruct you on exercises and stretches to reduce the risk of getting whiplash in the future.
Targeting the Issue
While a medical practitioner can help you to treat the symptom of pain with medications and give you advice on how to avoid exacerbating the injury, they don’t treat the actual musculoskeletal problem that has occurred. Chiropractic care is aimed at resolving the injury and helping your body to recover faster.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash occurs when the soft tissue of the neck is injured from an extreme movement such as an auto accident or sports incident. The tissue injured may be muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves, and can even include disc herniation; during your assessment, Dr. Flood can determine more about your specific whiplash injury and how to best treat it.
How recently your whiplash occurred will affect the method of chiropractic treatment that Dr. Flood uses. Shortly after the injury you might be worried about chiropractic treatment being too painful, but the techniques used during this part of your recovery are very gentle, not painful, and are aimed at helping to ensure that the body heals the injury properly.
Chiropractic treatment for whiplash is aimed at helping the body to heal the musculoskeletal damage in a way that will reduce the chance of long-term pain and stiffness, and prevent further injury. Much of the recovery process will depend on the type of whiplash injury, age (treatment differs significantly for children and elderly due to differences in the soft tissue and joints), when the injury occurred, and adherence to physical therapy/exercise/stretching recommendations. Once normal motion has been restored to the neck and pain relief is achieved, Dr. Flood can advise you on how to prevent future whiplash injuries. Some people are more prone to whiplash, such as those working for long periods at a desk with poor posture or those who do not stretch often; Dr. Flood can instruct you on exercises and stretches that can reduce your chances of getting whiplash injuries again in the future.