Whiplash Treatment with our St. Paul Chiropractor
If left untreated, whiplash can be a serious condition. If you live in Minnesota, you should visit the chiropractor in St. Paul at Allie Chiropractic Clinic. Our friendly professional staff would be happy to help you. Whiplash is the most common injury incurred in motor vehicle accidents. Despite that, few people understand what it is and how to effectively treat it. At our St. Paul chiropractic office, we do.
What is Whiplash?
When the head and/or neck are unexpectedly “whipped” in one direction and then back in the opposite direction, an injury known as whiplash can occur. When this happens, the stabilizing smaller muscles of the neck are forced to attempt to make up for the larger muscles when they fail.
The sudden whipping motion also injures the supporting tissues – nerve roots, ligaments, discs, intervertebral joints, and muscles – of the head and neck. In addition, the fragile bones of the cervical spine can also sustain damage.
All of these injuries will cause tension and pain. Without treatment, they can develop into permanent difficulties with lost mobility, pain, numbness, tingling in the arms, and more.
Common signs of whiplash often include:
- Blurred vision
- Pain and lowered movement of the neck
How our St. Paul Chiropractor Treats Whiplash
The symptoms and side effects of whiplash often take 24 to 48 hours to present themselves. By then it can be more difficult to treat the damage and reduce the pain, swelling, inflammation, spinal stenosis, and other issues that whiplash can lead to.
That is why it is so important to seek the treatment of a qualified chiropractic care facility as soon as possible after an accident. That way the whiplash can be diagnosed, and a treatment plan put into place even before the signs and symptoms show up.
We will create a plan of action for treating your whiplash by carefully assessing every aspect of your care. To do this we will:
- Conduct exams: physical and neurological
- Take a personal, family, and medical history
- Order advanced imaging tests such as MRIs, x-rays, and CAT scans.
After we understand what you need, we develop a treatment plan that utilized proven chiropractic methods for treating whiplash injuries. This may include:
- Spinal decompression
- Targeted manual massage
- Manual spinal adjustment and manipulation
- Mobilization techniques
Chiropractic Care in St. Paul
Since 1992, Allie Chiropractic Clinic has stood at 1654 Rice Street in St. Paul Minnesota. We are honored to offer top-notch chiropractic care in St. Paul and the surrounding area. Everyone here will work as hard as we can to ensure that your chiropractic needs are not only met but exceeded.
To find out more or make an appointment, give our helpful staff a call at (651) 487-5334 or stop by the Allie Chiropractic Clinic in St. Paul today. Do not let whiplash become a life-long injury.