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Whiplash and How Our Chiropractor Can Help

Whiplash is a common condition in car accident injuries but can also occur from fast-moving sports or a high fall. In all these cases, whiplash is a condition caused by forces violently whipping the head back and forth. Whiplash trauma can be excruciating because the soft tissue around the neck gets most of the impact. More than one direction change can happen in an accident, causing what is known as a whiplash effect of a back and forth damaging motion. However, the damage from whiplash may be minor and go unnoticed, eventually leading to health complications later in life. If you have been in an auto accident, our team at Chiropractic First Family Wellness Center in South Burlington is here to help assess the damage and find the treatment that works for you.


Symptoms of Whiplash 

Aside from neck pain and back pain being obvious whiplash symptoms, you may also experience difficulty moving your neck or a general numbness, tingling, or weakness in the neck. People will often experience headaches or migraines from whiplash. A subtle symptom of whiplash is a change in mood. If you find yourself irritable or depressed post-accident, it may be caused by your neck's nerves negatively affecting your health. Whiplash can also lead to you developing tinnitus, memory problems, or difficulty concentrating. 

Treating Whiplash

Chiropractic treatment for whiplash starts with a physical examination. The first thing that our team will do is examine the spine and the neck to determine the injury's exact location. After the area is determined and the injury is diagnosed, the patient is offered a personalized treatment plan. A typical whiplash treatment plan includes the following procedures and chiropractic techniques: 

Muscle stimulation and relaxation - With the help of finger techniques and gentle stretches, a chiropractic specialist reduces muscle tension and provides pain relief. 

Spinal adjustments – Hands-on manipulation is used to realign neck joints back into proper placement. 

Instrument-assisted therapy – Our team may use different instruments for treating affected soft tissues. 

Specific trigger point therapy - The purpose of this chiropractic technique is to stimulate the nervous system to reinstate proper spine motion. 

Contact Us for Whiplash Treatment from Our Chiropractor in South Burlington, VT

If you have sustained an injury caused by an auto accident and are still experiencing pain or discomfort, it is time to see a specialist. Our chiropractor at Chiropractic First Family Wellness Center provides a range of chiropractic services to patients in and around the South Burlington area. Call us at 802-657-3000 or contact us online to find out how we can help you get back to living pain-free. 

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I was very impressed with the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Anderson. I had received chiropractic in the past for my neck pain, but not to this level of care. After only a few sessions, my symptoms began to disappear, especially my neck pain, and I know I would not have been able to perform to my everyday work functions without the treatment I received."
    Neck Pain
  • "I have benefitted tremendously from the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Anderson. Not only has the adjustments helped alleviate my stiffness and aches, but it has helped me have more energy and just feel more balanced over all. A few months ago, I was able to resume a favorite hobby of mine: golf. Due to my previous pain, I never thought that’d be possible."
    Back Pain
  • "Dr. Anderson has allowed me to be headache free for quite some time now. I used to have daily nagging headaches that often would turn into a migraine leaving me unable to function. For the longest time, I thought I could just keep taking medication to have the pain subside."
  • "As a court reporter, using my hands to type on a daily basis is a requirement. The work is speedy and can often last for hours at a time. Several months ago, every movement I made became excruciatingly painful. I started seeing Dr. Anderson and he put together a program for me that helped right away. He stressed the importance of my posture and proper hand and arm placement."
    Carpal Tunnel
  • "It's been 7 months since I got wiped out by a monster wave. I sought treatment at the hospital and they took x-rays and said everything seemed normal, that I would just have some pain for a few days. A few days actually turned into several weeks, so at the suggestion of my girlfriend, I went to see Dr. Anderson."
    Sports Injury

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