Whiplash is severe strain of the ligaments and muscles in the neck. Here at Backsmart Wellness Center, our chiropractor can diagnose the severity of your whiplash and recommend several natural options for whiplash treatment in Edison, NJ to help alleviate your symptoms and heal the injury.
Whiplash Treatment from our Edison Chiropractor
Whiplash Causes and Symptoms
When most people think about whiplash, they associate it with car accidents, but whiplash can happen anytime your head and neck are forcefully thrown past their normal range of motion, including from a fall, getting tackled or getting hit in the head with an object.
Symptoms can take a few days to develop and include headaches, blurry vision, neck pain and stiffness and shoulder or upper back pain. If you think you have a whiplash injury, getting timely treatment can help reduce your symptoms and help you quickly recover.
Treatment for Whiplash from our Edison Chiropractor
Our Edison chiropractor offers several non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures that are designed to restore the range of motion in your neck and reduce your pain and the frequency of your headaches. Our treatments can be combined to create custom healing and wellness programs.
Chiropractic adjustments on the cervical vertebrae can help reduce inflammation while maximizing the range of the joint and restoring the neck’s natural curvature. We offer several different types of chiropractic techniques, including manual and instrument adjusting as well as the Diversified, Thompson, Graston and Flexion Distraction techniques. These various techniques are at the chiropractor’s disposal in his determination of your custom whiplash treatment in Edison, NJ.
Tight neck and upper back muscles can contribute to your pain. Massage therapy helps reduce muscle knots and tightness while loosening ligaments and tendons. If you schedule a massage therapy appointment directly before your adjustment, you will notice that our chiropractor has to use less force, and the adjustment lasts longer.
If your whiplash injury resulted in a herniated disc in your neck, we may recommend spinal decompression, which can help your disc herniation retract and refill with fluid.
Acupuncture helps reduce generalized pain in the upper back and neck via the insertion of long, thin, sterile needles, which help increase blood flow around the insertion points and aid in the release of endorphins.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy helps heal soft tissue injuries by accelerating cellular regeneration. Each cell in your body has the ability to convert light into energy. By concentrating low-level laser light onto your injuries, it can decrease your recovery time and reduce pain and inflammation.
As your injuries start to heal, we may recommend physical therapy, which involves performing specific exercises and stretches on a daily basis in order to further restore strength and flexibility to the injured areas of your body.