Whiplash Treatment from Our Toledo Chiropractor
An auto accident or similar high-impact incident can be over in a flash, while the pain and suffering it causes lingers on. This is never truer than in the cervical injury syndrome known as whiplash. The sharp, almost-instantaneous neck motion imposed by momentum force on the body can leave you with everything from a stiff neck to neurological problems. Relief for your condition can be found right here at Frame Chiropractic and Acupuncture here in Toledo, OH.
A Serious Cause of Neck Pain and Other Symptoms
Whiplash gets its name from the sudden, whip-like head and neck motions that produce it. When your body is struck by a sufficiently forceful impact, your head may go flying even if your upper body is held in place (by a safety belt, for instance). It typically makes both an extreme downward motion, which causes hyperflexion of the neck, as well as a sharp upward motion, which causes hyperextension. Your neck simply isn't optimized to withstand these forces. As a result, you may sustain:
- Torn neck muscles
- Strained or ruptured connective tissues
- Changes to your cervical vertebral alignment which alter your neck curve
- Herniated cervical discs
- Impingement of cervical nerve tissue
As you might imagine, such a wide range of damage can lead to an equally wide range of symptoms. These include debilitating neck pain, headaches, migraines, vision problems, ringing in the ears, TMJ pain, shoulder pain, dizziness, memory problems, confusion, and mood changes. If your cervical spine has been thrown out of alignment, don't expect it to get better by itself. Seek help immediately, before your symptoms grow even more severe and more difficult to treat.
Chiropractic Care and Other Natural Healing Modalities
When you can't even move your head without agonizing pain, you might understandably assume that you need to undergo surgery to correct the problem, but our Toledo chiropractor, Dr. Frame, can offer a variety of non-surgical treatment modalities to restore your neck and nervous system to good working order. Chiropractic care and spinal decompression can bring the structures of your cervical spine back into their proper alignment, allowing the joints to work as they should, and relieving nerve impingement. Acupuncture can ease your pain by activating your body's natural painkilling mechanisms. Massage therapy can reduce pain and inflammation while helping tissues heal. Physiotherapy and corrective exercises can help ensure that you regain full neck strength and mobility.
Schedule Whiplash Treatment in Toledo
Don't give up on your injured neck. Give it the effective, safe, natural whiplash treatment that it needs. Call us here at Frame Chiropractic and Acupuncture today and talk to our Toledo chiropractor (419) 475-9355!