Whiplash treatment

ProActive Chiropractic provides expert treatment for whiplash injuries & symptoms.

Whiplash associated disorders can occur from events such as:

  • Auto Accident
  • Sports related injury (snowboard, waterskiing, mountain biking)
  • Amusement Park rides
  • Trampoline Jumps

Background:
Whiplash is a term given to a number of related neck injuries, caused by a sharp, sudden distortion of the neck. Whiplash is particularly common after car accidents, as the head gets whipped forward then backward when forward momentum is halted, and can also occur during contact sports and roller coaster rides.

The injury mechanism is also called ‘Cervical acceleration-deceleration’, or CAD. This can impact the bones, nerves, and muscles in the neck, and the entire causal action can last less than 300 milliseconds.

Diagnosis:
There are a number of ways to diagnose the problem. Our doctors will view your medical history, followed by a detailed head and neck exam. Due to the traumatic nature of a Whiplash accident, X-rays may be used to rule out more serious problems like fractures. Once all the necessary puzzle pieces are gathered, our doctors will accurately diagnose and streamline treatment to get you back to the things you love.

Treatment:
Different medical professionals may offer different treatment plans, depending on how severe the whiplash is. Our doctors address the structural component via chiropractic adjustments and ergonomic evaluations including a variety of tools like Graston, Myofascial Release Technique, Low Level Laser Therapy, gentle stretching, or a combination of them to address the soft tissue component.

Recent innovations in whiplash treatment hold that active mobility exercises result in a faster, more comprehensive recovery in the short and long term than housing the injury in a soft collar. With that in mind, we take the former approach, using active movement exercises to steadily relieve pain and stiffness going forward.

 

Our overall goal is to get you pain free as soon as possible. We don’t plan or schedule any visits to our office unless absolutely necessary.

Get expert whiplash treatment in the San Francisco Financial District area. Call 415-762-8141 or schedule an appointment online now.

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