Whiplash Treatment at Sports Chiropractic, Health & Rehab
A whiplash injury may not quite match the speed of a whip, but it still occurs in the blink of an eye, and has results that can linger for a very long time. If you're suffering from the many symptoms produced by this kind of neck damage, you need to receive whiplash treatment that can restore both comfort and normal neck function. In other words, you need to pay a visit to Sports Chiropractic, Health & Rehab in Palm Bay.
A Painful Neck Injury Syndrome
The acute injures seen in whiplash occur due to two sudden, extreme neck motions: hyperextension and hyperflexion. When an auto accident or similar high-impact event jostles your body while your upper body is being held in place, the weight of your head will send your head whipping back and forth at high speed, beyond your neck's normal range of motion (hyperextension). It will then "rebound" and go flying forward, again beyond your neck's normal range of motion (hyperflexion). These actions occur so forcefully that they can strain your cervical vertebral joints and even change the curve of your neck. At the same time, the neck's soft tissues can experience multiple strains and sprains, while dislodged or herniated cervical discs may press against major nerve roots.
As you can imagine, the "perfect storm" of damage in a whiplash injury can create a wide range of symptoms. You may find yourself suffering from:
- Debilitating neck stiffness and pain
- Chronic headaches
- Dizzy spells
- Shoulder pain
- Vision or hearing abnormalities
- Pain, numbness, tingling, or other symptoms in your arms (cervical radiculopathy)
Chiropractic Adjustment and Physical Rehabilitation for Whiplash
Even if some of your whiplash symptoms manage to fade over time, issues such as cervical joint misalignment can't fix themselves without help. You'll find that help at our Palm Bay treatment center. Diagnostic imaging and analysis of your symptoms can show us exactly what kind of damage your neck has sustained. We can then administer:
- Chiropractic adjustment to restore your normal cervical alignment
- Spinal decompression to treat cervical radiculopathy
- Massage therapy to relieve soft tissue pain and help you heal more quickly
- Exercise therapy to rehabilitate your neck's muscles and connective tissues
Consult Us for Chiropractic Care in Palm Bay
Whiplash can wreck your quality of life in a flash, but you can regain that quality of life with the proper care. Call Sports Chiropractic, Health & Rehab at (321) 586-7145 to schedule whiplash treatment. Make us your source for chiropractic care in Palm Bay!