Treating Symptoms from Whiplash with Chiropractic Care

Written By Malina Chiropractic and Wellness Center on September 17, 2018

If you’re one of the over 1 million people in the United States who has sustained a whiplash injury, you’ll want to get treatment as soon as possible. 

Up to 40 percent of people who have whiplash never recover fully, and many whiplash injuries result in chronic or debilitating disorders. 

Many people don’t seek treatment because whiplash injuries can seem trivial since they are usually bloodless and, at least at first, non-disabling.

Symptoms can include, among others:

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Nausea
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Sleep problems
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Anxiety

While some of these may seem nonthreatening, their effects can be cumulative, with disability and pain increasing over time. 

Whiplash Treatment for Effective, Drug-Free Relief

Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat the chronic symptoms of whiplash injury. 

Because chiropractors treat the whole body synergistically, they are able to get to the root problem for more successful healing.

Some therapies used by chiropractors to treat whiplash include:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Relaxation or stimulation of muscles
  • Office and home care exercises
  • Lifestyle modifications

Spinal manipulation will gently coax the structures of your head, neck, and spine back into their natural position for optimal functioning and pain relief.

Your chiropractor may also use low-level laser therapy or spinal decompression to assist in nerve and muscle healing and vertebral positioning.

You’ll also receive training on exercises that you can do at home to speed healing and prevent further injury, as well as suggestions on lifestyle changes that can contribute to a positive health outcome.

Importantly, these therapies are all conducted without the use of medication to support your body’s natural ability to heal and protect you from unfavorable side effects that can accompany the use of drugs for pain.

Where to Get Whiplash Treatment in Decatur

If you want the widest choice of therapies available for whiplash treatment, come to Malina Chiropractic and Wellness Center. 

Drs. Clifford and Whitney Malina have 43+ years of experience successfully and compassionately treating the symptoms and syndromes associated with whiplash injury.

In addition, the office offers individualized care plans combined with state-of-the-art therapies and wellness options for a positive health outcome.

Call us at (404) 325-3609 or request an appointment online to get started on the road to wellness today.

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