Bighorn Mountain Chiropractic and Acupuncture Offers Whiplash Treatment
Whiplash is a condition in which the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the neck and upper spine become damaged by rapid movement. The disorder can lead to a variety of physical problems that can impact the ability to work and to play. At Bighorn Mountain Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Sheridan, WY, we offer chiropractic techniques to relieve whiplash symptoms.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a specific type of neck injury that occurs when the head is thrown forward and backward in fast motion, as occurs in an auto accident, during body contact in sports or during an act of violence. The movement can result in widespread injury to the neck, shoulders and upper back, with a variety of troublesome symptoms.
Common Whiplash Symptoms
Individuals who have experienced severe impact may be left with neck pain and stiffness. Movement of the head and neck may worsen the discomfort. Turning the head normally may be difficult. They may experience frequent headaches as a result of the injury. Discomfort may spread to the upper back, shoulders and arms. Nerve impingement may cause numbness or tingling in the arms. Dizziness and fatigue may occur. Some individuals may have blurred vision, ringing in the ears, difficulty concentrating and memory problems. Irritability and depression can also occur.
Chiropractic Care Can Relieve Whiplash Pain & Stiffness
Your chiropractor in Sheridan can utilize a range of techniques to help relieve whiplash symptoms. Manual adjustment of spinal structures helps to re-align the vertebrae to relieve pressure on muscles, tendons and nerves. Ice and heat can help to speed healing of soft tissue to provide relief from pain and better movement. Acupuncture, which uses fine needles to block pain signals and stimulate healing, may also be used. Corrective exercise helps to strengthen the muscles that support the neck and upper back. Your Sheridan chiropractor can also recommend lifestyle changes and ergonomic improvements to prevent re-injury of the neck and upper back.
Choose Bighorn Mountain Chiropractic and Acupuncture For Chiropractic Care in Sheridan
Dr. Corey Jones uses his extensive training and a holistic approach to help his patients in Sheridan, WY and nearby communities achieve improved comfort and function. We can provide a variety of techniques to relieve pain, improve movement and help you return to the activities you love. Call Bighorn Mountain Chiropractic and Acupuncture today at (307) 655-5808 for an appointment to learn how chiropractic treatment can help your whiplash symptoms.