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Whiplash

Whiplash Treatment from Your Chiropractor in Houston, TX

When most people think of whiplash, they immediately picture a sudden injury.  Our chiropractor in Houston notes that some individuals refer to the same condition as a neck strain.  This disorder sometimes causes so much discomfort that patients who visit our Health Link practice cannot manage to complete normal daily activities.  Fortunately, whiplash treatment in Houston includes only natural therapies that avoid surgery or medication to bring our patients relief.

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Overview of Whiplash

The most common cause of whiplash is an auto accident, particularly a rear-end collision.  The injury occurs when the force of vehicle impact causes an individual’s neck to move rapidly back and forth, much like the motion of cracking a whip.  The blow results in stretched or even torn neck muscles and tendons.

Additional causes of whiplash include a sports injury, physical abuse, or some other type of trauma.  In each case, a blow forces the head to jerk forward or backward suddenly.

While many of our whiplash patients experienced immediate pain, others felt no discomfort for up to a few days after the incident that resulted in an injury.  The most common symptoms they include:

  • Pain or tightness in the neck
  • Muscles that are knotted or hard to the touch
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Stiffness or pain when attempting to look over the shoulder
  • Pain resulting from moving the head from one side to the other or from back to front
  • Headaches that start at the base of the skull
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms

Whiplash Treatment in Houston

Chiropractic is a common treatment for whiplash.  Diagnosis results from seeking the cause of discomfort rather than merely trying to eliminate symptoms.  Our doctor prepares an individualized treatment plan for each whiplash patient.  Chiropractic whiplash treatment in Houston focuses on the use of these techniques:

  • Chiropractic manipulation. Also called chiropractic adjustment
  • Muscle stimulation, relaxation, or a combination of both
  • Prescribed physical exercises

A treatment plan sometimes also includes lifestyle changes or ergonomic adjustments at work and at home.  Anyone who has experienced an auto accident or another impact that could cause whiplash should seek prompt treatment.  This is important for reducing the chance that injuries could worsen over time.

Schedule a Consultation with Our Chiropractor in Houston

Our chiropractor in Houston, Dr. Eric Randolph, and his staff are committed to providing chiropractic solutions to each patient’s needs, whether relief from the pain after an auto accident or other injury or chronic discomfort from a spinal condition.  Our Health Link staff also excels at helping patients meet everyday wellness goals.  Call us today at (281) 748-1900 to schedule an appointment and experience the benefits of chiropractic care.

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