Even though chiropractors do
not treat specific conditions, the following are examples of the many
conditions that can be helped when chiropractic adjustments remove interferences to the
nervous system and allow the body to heal itself.
Whiplash is most commonly received from
riding in a car that is struck from behind or that collides with another
object. When the head is suddenly jerked back and forth beyond its
normal limits, the muscles and ligaments that support the spine and head
can be overstretched or torn. The soft, pulpy discs between spinal
bones can bulge, tear or rupture. Vertebrae can be forced out of their
normal position, reducing range of motion. The spinal cord and nerve
roots in the neck can get stretched and irritated. While occupants can
suffer considerable soft tissue injury, the car may only be slightly
The resulting instability of the spine and soft tissues can cause headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the shoulder, arms and hands, reduced ability to turn and bend, abnormal joint movement and even low back problems. As the body attempts to adapt, symptoms may not appear for weeks, months or even years later.
The chiropractic approach to these types of injuries is to use specific chiropractic adjustment to help return spinal function. After a thorough examination and case history, the doctor will recommend a series of visits to help restore proper motion and position of the spinal bones. If caught early enough, inflammation can be reduced and scar tissue can often be minimized.
Consult a Chiropractic Doctor before enduring constant headaches, depending upon addictive pain medication, or submitting to surgery.