Chiropractic Treatment of Whiplash Injury: What Can a Chiropractor Offer?

Each year approximately 2 million Americans suffer a whiplash type injury. Chiropractic care can be extremely beneficial in these cases. A Chiropractor can help assist patients with both the short and long term effects of whiplash associated injuries. Before we consider the numerous unique benefits offered by Chiropractic care in the treatment of whiplash, let’s briefly discuss what exactly a whiplash injury is.

Looking for a chiropractic clinic in Tacoma? Look no further than Finlayson Family Chiropractic, a Tacoma Family Chiropractic! Our team of chiropractors in Tacoma are dedicated to providing quality chiropractic care to our patients. We offer a wide range of chiropractic services in Tacoma, and we are committed to helping our patients achieve optimal health and wellness.

What exactly is whiplash? Surprisingly, the name “whiplash” isn’t an official medical term at all. Rather the term “whiplash” is a non-medical term commonly used to describe a sprain and strain injury to the soft tissues of the neck. Whiplash is considered an acceleration-deceleration type injury and occurs when the cervical spine, or neck, is abruptly forced to stretch and move beyond its normal range of motion. This typically involves the neck suddenly extending backward and then flexing forward beyond the normal anatomical range of motion. This results in an overload injury due to excessive forces being placed on the cervical spine. The initial injury is actually thought to be tearing of muscle and ligament fibers within the neck. Although predominately an injury to the muscles and ligaments, whiplash may also include injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, and nerve roots. The degree of injury can range from minor to severe.

Our Tacoma chiropractors provide chiropractic adjustments (also known as spinal manipulation), massage therapy, laser therapy and more. We are committed to providing effective Finlayson Family Chiropractic treatments that will help relieve your pain, improve your mobility and increase blood flow throughout the body.

As if the initial injury weren’t bad enough, the response of the body post injury can further complicate matters. After the injury muscles in and around the area respond to by contracting in spasm to splint and stabilize the area. This limits movement of the head and neck and is the body’s well intentioned efforts to prevent movement and further injury. Essentially the body attempts to make its own soft collar to limit motion of the head and neck. Unfortunately this can eventually lead to chronic pain, inflammation, stiffness and loss of range of motion.

Our business is family-owned so we know the value of treating people like family. We treat our patients like we treat our own family members. A comfortable clinic, licenses practitioners and award-winning treatment — we are your one stop Finlayson family chiropractic clinic. 

Whiplash is usually associated with an automobile accident, but it can occur in many other instances. Whiplash can also be caused by things such as a fall, or an impact or collision in a sporting event or recreational activity. Some examples are a fall from a horse, a collision in football, or an impact experienced in basketball, boxing, or hockey.

Finlayson Family Chiropractic
6201 Pacific Ave ste a, Tacoma, WA 98408
(253) 302-3750
https://finfamchiro.com/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Back To Top