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What are the Symptoms of Whiplash

The Mayo Clinic defines whiplash as, “a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip.” Whiplash typically occurs when a person is in an auto accident, or suffers some other type of traumatic injury such as a sports injury, abuse, or other traumas. It is the whipping motion of the neck that causes damage to the bones in the spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and other neck tissues.

Common symptoms of whiplash include, but are not limited to:

  • Neck pain
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of mobility
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Increasing pain with movement
  • Pain throughout the shoulders, upper back, and arms
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms

Whiplash is a condition that is most effectively treated when treatment starts within 24 hours of the injury. Taking this swift action gives Dr. Dave the ability to help the spine and central nervous system get back in alignment as soon as possible. This helps reduce pain and inflammation, while also reducing the risks of long-term side effects that whiplash may have. If you cannot seek treatment within 24 hours of the injury, do not stress. Just get into Rise Chiropractic as soon as possible for whiplash treatment!

Chiropractic treatment of whiplash gives patients a safe, natural, and effective treatment option for a very painful injury. Over the counter and prescription medications that are often used to treat whiplash do not address the source of the pain, they simply mask the symptoms until they temporarily disappear. Chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Dave at Rise Chiropractic, located in Jacksonville, Florida, treat whiplash at its source, providing long-term pain relief.

The Mayo Clinic defines whiplash as, “a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip.” Whiplash typically occurs when a person is in an auto accident, or suffers some other type of traumatic injury such as a sports injury, abuse, or other traumas. It is the whipping motion of the neck that causes damage to the bones in the spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and other neck tissues.

Common symptoms of whiplash include, but are not limited to:

  • Neck pain
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of mobility
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Increasing pain with movement
  • Pain throughout the shoulders, upper back, and arms
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms

Whiplash is a condition that is most effectively treated when treatment starts within 24 hours of the injury. Taking this swift action gives Dr. Dave the ability to help the spine and central nervous system get back in alignment as soon as possible. This helps reduce pain and inflammation, while also reducing the risks of long-term side effects that whiplash may have. If you cannot seek treatment within 24 hours of the injury, do not stress. Just get into Rise Chiropractic as soon as possible for whiplash treatment!

Chiropractic treatment of whiplash gives patients a safe, natural, and effective treatment option for a very painful injury. Over the counter and prescription medications that are often used to treat whiplash do not address the source of the pain, they simply mask the symptoms until they temporarily disappear. Chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Dave at Rise Chiropractic, located in Jacksonville, Florida, treat whiplash at its source, providing long-term pain relief.

 

Chiropractic Treatment of Whiplash

Dr. Dave at Rise Chiropractic, located in Jacksonville, Florida, is a professional in treating whiplash injuries with chiropractic care. He treats whiplash pain at its source. Dr. Dave will take a patient history in order to learn exactly what happened to cause the injury, and then conduct a physical examination to identify the specific areas of pain. With this information, Dr. Dave is able to identify subluxations, or misalignments in the spine, that are causing the pain. Next, he will correct these subluxations through chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments restore the spine to its proper shape, and allow the central nervous system to function as it should. The central nervous system controls every cell in the body, so when it is able to perform as it should, without interference, the body can harness its innate ability to heal itself.

Dr. Dave aims to treat whiplash pain with the holistic approach of chiropractic. During treatment, he may recommend specific exercises or other treatments such as massage, along with chiropractic adjustments, that can help the body heal from injury. The primary way doctors of chiropractic treat whiplash and joint dysfunction is by the chiropractor gently moving the involved joint into the direction in which it is restricted. Gentle stretches to the inflamed muscle, as well as massage or ultrasound may also be used to treat whiplash. Dr. Dave’s goal is to help patients get back to feeling their best in no time at all. Contact Rise Chiropractic in Jacksonville, Florida today for your whiplash treatment!

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What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic care is not a new medical technique. In fact, chiropractic has been used for hundreds of years to treat life’s ailments using safe, natural, and effective treatment options. As a holistic approach, chiropractic care is scientifically proven to treat hundreds of conditions. Research has shown that chiropractic adjustments are helpful in treating the following:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Constipation
  • Ear infections
  • Joint pain
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • And so much more

Chiropractic care is unique because it focuses on treating the whole body, and using the body’s innate ability to heal itself. When subluxations, also known as misalignments, occur in the spine, the central nervous system is negatively impacted. The spine is home to the central nervous system, which controls every cell and function in the body. A misaligned spine messes up nerve communication, and therefore bodily functions. This leads to issues such as back pain, neck pain, allergies, poor sleep, etc.

Throughout history, science has studied how effective chiropractic care is at treating life’s many ailments. Research shows that chiropractic treatment offers the following benefits:

  • Improved flexibility
  • Increased athletic performance
  • Decreased back pain
  • Less severe and less frequent headaches
  • Improved focus
  • Fewer doctor office and hospital visits
  • Decreased neck pain
  • Less days of missed work
  • Lower anxiety levels
  • Increased recovery time

Rise Chiropractic Chiropractic Can Treat Your Whiplash

If you have recently been injured in an automobile accident or suffered another traumatic injury, and believe you are suffering from whiplash, contact Dr. Dave at Rise Chiropractic today. The sooner you begin treatment for whiplash, the faster you can experience pain relief!

Whiplash is not a condition to ignore and just hope it goes away. It can have long-term impacts on the body, including muscle and nerve damage. Chiropractic adjustments offer a safe, natural, and effective way to treat whiplash pain. Dr. Dave at Rise Chiropractic will identify the specific areas of spinal misalignment due to whiplash, and correct them with chiropractic adjustments and therapies.

Do not waste anymore time, contact Rise Chiropractic today to begin your whiplash treatment plan. Dr. Dave and his incredible staff can help you bounce back from your whiplash injury in no time at all. The holistic approach of chiropractic care identifies the source of whiplash pain, and corrects it. It is the goal of Dr. Dave and his staff that each patient leaves Rise Chiropractic feeling better both physically and mentally than when they entered.

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