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A whiplash injury is one of the most common causes for neck pain. A rear-impact car accident injury, including a minor fender bender, can trigger months or even years of chronic pain. This pain occurs when the force of an impact “whips” the cervical spine beyond its normal range of motion. An abrupt movement forwards and backwards can knock the cervical spine out of alignment while also straining muscles and ligaments in the neck and shoulders.
Following a whiplash injury, you may experience pain in your neck and shoulders, as well as frequent headaches and even difficulty concentrating on simple tasks. These symptoms indicate that the cervical spine is out of alignment. While medication can provide temporary relief, the pain will return when the medication wears off. As long as this misalignment persists, chronic pain will continue. Chiropractic adjustments are the most effective means for restoring proper alignment and managing pain.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, our practice also offers spinal decompression therapy, cold laser therapy and massage therapy. These treatments are an important complement to chiropractic adjustments, enhancing pain relief for a stiff neck and supporting the injury rehabilitation process. For example, deep tissue neck massage can release tension and stress trapped within the muscles and connective tissues. Cold laser therapy targets injured muscles, reducing inflammation and promoting internal healing.
Suffering from a stiff neck or chronic pain? Dr. Phillips can help; contact us today at (210) 545-1144!
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Had me walking straight again in just a couple visits. Great staff. Will continue to use them for my care.