Whiplash chiropractic treatment should be personalized according to each individual unique cases. It’s important you talk to your chiropractor about your whiplash chiropractic treatment plan before you begin it. Your chiropractor should exam you to determine the appropriate treatment for your whiplash injury, based on the primary dysfunction the exam detects. Chiropractic treatment often involves approaches such as manipulation, stimulation and muscle relaxation, exercises, lifestyle and ergonomic changes.
The main whiplash chiropractic treatment is spinal manipulation. Your chiropractor gently moves the affected joint into the direction of the restriction. Do note that there is not enough evidence to suggest that spinal manipulation is an effective long-term treatment for whiplash but there are short-term benefits.
Secondary whiplash chiropractic treatment like muscle relaxation will gently stretch your muscles. Which helps with tight muscles. Your chiropractor also will address factors that need to be changed in your home, work and in your recreational life. (more…)