Chiropractor for Whiplash Lakeville, Minnesota
Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a forceful and rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. Whiplash generally occurs in high-impact, traumatic situations such as athletic competition, construction workplace accidents, or an automobile collision.
In most cases, whiplash is instantly recognizable and causes a severe amount of pain. In other instances, a victim may not notice the physical effects of whiplash until days or months later when they suffer from gradual chronic pain.
Olson Family Chiropractic treats victims of whiplash accidents in Lakeville, Minnesota. We offer a comprehensive care package that includes nerve, joint, and spinal cord alignments, physical therapy and rehabilitation, and therapeutic massage.
Contact us today to schedule an examination and treatment.
What Actually Occurs During a Whiplash?
Whiplash usually occurs when your body is thrust forward, snapping the head forward to catch up. The sudden impact from behind forces the head to whip forward, back, and side-to-side. The quick snap can stretch and tear the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The vertebrae or spinal column can quickly misalign. The result is an unbearable pain in the neck, head, shoulders, and surrounding area.
What you may not know is that the same injury can also occur from a frontal impact, where the body is forced backward, and the head snaps back to catch up with the body. The backward motion can cause the same injuries as a forward motion.
Symptoms of Whiplash
The symptoms of whiplash are not always recognizable immediately following an impact. A patient may complain of pain and discomfort long after the accident. Therefore, you need to monitor what is going on in the neck, spine, head, shoulders for several weeks or months. You may find that you were not ‘all right’ after all.
Common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Limited neck movement or pain during movement
- Headaches at the base of the skull
- Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back, or arms
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
- Fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision, or ringing in the ears
- Restless sleep, irritability, or depression
- Concentration or memory loss
Comprehensive Therapy Available for Whiplash
Recovering from whiplash may require multiple types of therapy and treatment to correct the injuries. Olson Family Chiropractic offers three main types of treatment that we can use singularly or in combination to help you recover, as you should.
We use different techniques to relieve your pain and help your body heal faster. We can perform spinal manipulation to gently move the joints into alignment. This will realign the body to relieve pain and encourage healing. A proper alignment will help give you a full recovery.
If your pain and suffering persists for more than a few weeks, you may benefit from seeing an Olson Family Chiropractic physical therapist. Our physical therapist may perform manual stretches and massage to your joints and muscles, as well as check your cervical alignment. We can put you on an exercise program to restore your body’s natural balance of strength and stability after an accident.
A professional therapist at Olson Family Chiropractic offers a variety of massage techniques designed to address whiplash injuries. Massage therapy can provide relief for the head and neck pain. Deep muscle therapy is effective for reducing or eliminating chronic pain in the affected areas.
Lakeville, Minnesota Chiropractic Specialists
Olson Family Clinic offers specialized treatment for victims of whiplash caused by an accident. Our board-certified, experienced chiropractors, Drs. Duane and Steph, offer chiropractic care and wellness for all patients suffering from a wide range of health conditions. We are committed to providing pain relief for many different symptoms and conditions.
To schedule a consultation or treatment for your headache, call us at (952) 431-7400, or you can message us at firstname.lastname@example.org.