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Should I Use Chiropractic for Whiplash?

If you were transported to the Emergency Room after a car accident, and prescribed pain killers or muscle relaxants, you may be wondering, “If this is all the relief I can get?"

The answer is no.

Chiropractic could be the best solution for you, and here's why:

When your head is “whipped” back and then thrust forward, there are delicate structures in your neck that have been through some trauma. The forces in the collision can overstretch the ligaments and muscles or displace your spinal vertebrae and discs. This may knock, pull or push the vertebrae out of place, or herniate a disc. This is the primary reason why chiropractic for whiplash is an excellent idea.

The vertebrae may have rotated as well – and all the medication in the world won’t de-rotate the vertebrae back into place. Only the hands of a chiropractor can do that. When there’s trauma in the area plus a misalignment, the inflammation will continue until the misalignment is remedied. This is why many people who don’t receive chiropractic for whiplash continue to feel the pain, stiffness, lack of motion in their neck, and headaches they felt after the car accident.

When you do see your St. Louis chiropractor for whiplash, one thing to remember is that you should feel better and better with each successive treatment. Your chiropractic treatment may be three treatments the first week or more depending on your individual case. Dr. Holland will determine how many appointments your body will need to promote maximum healing; the number of appointments depends on the seriousness of the condition.

Call our office in St. Louis, MO today to jumpstart your recovery from whiplash.

August 07, 2014
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Dr. Holland

We have a long-standing track record or helping people get out of pain with chiropractic care. Whether you were injured last week, or have been suffering from chronic pain for years - It might only take one visit to our office in Downtown Saint Louis, MO to get you back on the path to everyday health.