whiplash Injury Treatment and Pain Relief at Apex Chiropractic in Santa Monica
A whiplash injury occurs from the force of a rear-impact accident. In other words, being hit from behind. With the force of impact the cervical spine "whips" backward and then forward beyond its normal range of motion. This abrupt trauma stretches the supporting ligaments and muscle and causes a misalignment of the cervical spine. This can also commonly result in the loss of a normal cervical curve or (lordosis). These misalignments place pressure on nearby nerves and cause inflammation, muscle tension and pain.
Additional symptoms may include dizziness, recurring headaches, migraines, neck pain, numbness in arms, difficulty sleeping and even depression. As long as the spine remains out of alignment, whiplash pain will persist and degeneration will continue. You do not need to be in a serious car accident to suffer whiplash injury. Research has shown significant injuries are caused by rear impacts as low as 15 mph.
At Apex Chiropractic, Dr. Arndt has helped hundreds of patients since 1997 successfully manage whiplash injuries with natural chiropractic adjustments and complimentary physiotherapy. Our adjustments are gentle, precise movements to correct the subluxations and altered mechanics responsible for your pain. Chiropractic care is an effective, more healthy alternative to medication for auto accident injury and whiplash pain management. Chiropractic corrects the cause of pain.
Unlike prescription pain medications, which serve to numb the brain's perception of pain, chiropractic care targets the underlying cause. When the effect of pain medication and anti-inflammatories wear off, pain and other symptoms return. Chiropractic care, helps to restore normal mechanics to the spine and promote your body's own healing potential with long-term benefits.
In conjunction with chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy, our chiropractor will also recommend corrective care exercises to help restore your natural cervical curve and increase mobility to the cervical spine. These exercises can be done at home to maintain flexibility, prevent soreness and future injury.
Without proper and effective treatment, whiplash injuries can cause pain for months and even years. Early diagnosis and chiropractic management is essential for recovery and preventing long term health complications. At Apex Chiropractic we are committed to relieving your pain and restoring your body to pre-injury condition as quickly as possible so you can get back to the things in life you love. Call today to schedule a diagnostic appointment with our chiropractor today! (310) 393-9070