Almost everyone associates the word whiplash with an auto accident injury. However, any event that forces an individual’s neck to jerk suddenly could cause whiplash. Those suffering from whiplash can find it nearly impossible to perform their normal daily routines. Patients who visit us at Michiana Wellness & Longevity Clinic can look forward to the natural therapies Dr. Lyden provides to achieve relief from this condition.
The characteristic associated with every event that causes whiplash is sudden force. Muscles, tendons, and joints are damaged when a victim’s neck jerks suddenly back and forth. The most frequent cause of this type of auto accident injury is a rear-end collision. Additional frequent causes include physical abuse, sports injuries, and other types of trauma.
While some sufferers of whiplash experience symptoms right away, the stress and tension associated with the injury might not appear for several days. Our chiropractor cites these as the most frequent symptoms of whiplash:
- Pain, tightness, or swelling in the neck
- Reduced range of motion
- Brain fog
- Back pain
- Numbness tingling or pain in your arm or leg
- Muscles that are knotted or feel hard
- Pain or stiffness when trying to look over a shoulder
- Headaches that radiate from the base of the skull
- Discomfort when moving the head from side to side or front to back
- Digestive or bowl problems since the accident
Our integrated health care chiropractor notes that to avoid injuries worsening as time passes, it is important for individuals to get a whiplash diagnosis as soon as possible. At the initial consultation, our doctor will conduct a comprehensive exam and history to determine the source of a patient’s symptoms.
A personalized treatment plan from our practice includes only natural ways to manage pain and other discomfort. It frequently utilizes a combination of therapies such as gentle chiropractic adjustments, correcting weak muscles, physical therapies and lifestyle advice. Also, nutritional supplements to help heal injured muscles, ligaments, and joints, or to reduce pain.
For injuries that involve a bulging disc, our clinic uses spinal decompression to reduce symptoms manually. This improves blood flow and promotes the natural healing process.