An Alternative and Natural Whiplash Treatment
What is Whiplash?
Typically associated with car accidents, whiplash can cause intense pain and discomfort long after suffering the initial injury. In most cases, mild whiplash will be treated with over-the-counter pain medication. If you’d prefer a more natural remedy to whiplash symptoms, upper cervical chiropractic care has experienced great success as a permanent treatment option for pain in the neck and upper back.
Whiplash Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms of whiplash can vary significantly depending on the severity of the trauma. Some of the most common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck pain.
- Stiffness or decreased range of motion in the neck.
- Shooting pain in the shoulders and/or upper back.
Any or all of these symptoms can present themselves following a potential whiplash injury. In severe cases of whiplash, individuals can experience more serious symptoms, including dizziness, speech impediments, blurred vision, tinnitus or ringing ears, fatigue, and difficulty chewing or swallowing. Without treatment, severe whiplash symptoms can last for several months or even years.
How the Upper Cervical Spine is Related to Whiplash
Because of the forces involved in a whiplash event, the resultant trauma typically causes joint or vertebrae misalignment in the neck or upper cervical spine. Long-term misalignment in these regions will lead to tears and inflammation in the muscles, soft tissue, and ligaments surrounding the neck. Left untreated, these imbalances could seriously compromise the integrity of the spinal cord and spinal nerve system.
How Our Natural Whiplash Treatment Works
Is it possible to cure Whiplash naturally? If you have experienced a whiplash event and suffer from any of the previously described symptoms, we are here to help you identify the exact cause of your discomfort. We are focused on removing interferences to normal body function to get to the root cause of whiplash. We do not just treat the symptoms or signs. Our goal is to allow the body to heal from the underlying cause of whiplash and this heal any related health problems.
In order to treat whiplash, we must first identify whether there is a misalignment in the upper cervical spine. To locate a misalignment, we will perform a range of objective chiropractic tests. If a misalignment is detected, we take a Cone Beam Cat Scan (CBCT), which is less invasive than a X-Ray, to determine the precise angle and direction of the misaligned vertebra. We then formulate a comprehensive recovery plan for correcting the harmful deviation in the cervical spine.
Upper cervical chiropractic care is not as intensive as traditional chiropractic methods, so you don’t need to worry about any popping, pulling, and twisting of the neck or spine during your treatment. We deliver a precise and gentle correction which restores the neck and spine to its normal position so that any interference can be removed and recovery from whiplash can begin.
We provide whiplash treatment for patients in the Las Vegas and surrounding areas. This includes all of Clark County and neighboring states such as Utah, Arizona and California.