An auto injury can be difficult to overcome without the right treatment in place. If you have whiplash, lower back pain, neck pain, or headaches after an auto accident, a chiropractor can assess your condition to provide treatment. At CK Chiropractic Center, serving Normal Heights, San Diego, Scripps Ranch, and Mira Mesa, Dr. Kien Ta is ready to evaluate your auto injury and create a treatment plan specific to your symptoms. Even if you are seeing other treatment providers, a chiropractor will not interfere with other treatment.
The Basics of Whiplash
Whiplash occurs when your head snaps forward and back without the right support in place. This is a common auto injury if you are hit directly in front or directly from behind. You might not feel any symptoms at first, but whiplash can take a day or two to develop. When the muscles, ligaments, and tendons of your neck have been stretched beyond normal, whiplash occurs.
Symptoms of Whiplash
You might feel sore neck muscles after an auto accident, which can be the beginning of your whiplash symptoms. Headaches, neck pain, difficulty turning your neck, shoulder pain, and upper back pain are all related to whiplash. Symptoms can start off mild and become progressively worse during the next 48 hours after the auto accident. Treatment can help ease inflammation and decrease pain in your muscles.
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash
A chiropractor can treat whiplash using a variety of treatment modalities. Chiropractic adjustments to the cervical spine will get the spine back into alignment. Hot or cold therapy can improve circulation or reduce inflammation in the area. Decompression techniques can help stretch out your neck if there is compression.
Ultrasound can be used to break up scar tissue and improve blood flow to tight tissues. When you seek the help of a chiropractor for whiplash, you will be scheduled several times a week at the beginning of your care. This is to ensure that you get the care you need to heal your body. Chiropractic treatment builds upon the previous session, and consistent adjustments are beneficial to your healing.
Contact CK Chiropractic Center
If you have an auto injury such as whiplash, it's time to call CK Chiropractic Center in Normal Heights and San Diego at (619) 280-8383 and for Scripps Ranch and Mira Mesa at (858) 586-7799/a>. Set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Ta and get started on your journey to healing.