Whiplash Treatment From Pike Therapy Center
Pike Therapy Center provides non-surgical whiplash treatment for neck pain and cervical dysfunction resulting from a car accident. Our Huber Heights chiropractor, Dr. Ted Murdock, has extensive experience treating this painful and potentially disabling auto injury. We will design an integrative chiropractic care plan to restore neck function and mobility.
What is Whiplash?
This auto injury is also called "neck strain" and commonly occurs from a rear-end collision. The injury is caused by the sudden, rapid acceleration and deceleration of the head upon impact. The violent thrusting of the head causes the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck to stretch or tear. In severe cases, the cervical (neck) spine may shift out of alignment, the disc may herniate, or the nerve gets pinched. These musculoskeletal imbalances can trigger excruciating neck pain. Neck strain also happens to athletes during contact sports and from a severe blow to the head.
Symptoms of Neck Strain
A rush of adrenaline during a car accident may delay the onset of pain and other symptoms associated with the injury. It could take 24 hours, weeks, or longer for symptoms to manifest. Meanwhile, the underlying musculoskeletal injuries can undermine your health and increase your risk of neck surgery. However, a dull, sharp searing or disabling neck pain is a telltale sign something is wrong. Other symptoms include:
- Pain radiates to the shoulder, upper back, or arm
- Neck stiffness or neck instability
- Muscle ache, swelling, or tenderness
- Headaches that start at the base of the skull
- Difficulty turning the head in one or more directions
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the neck, back, shoulder, or arm
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash in Huber Heights, OH
We cannot stress enough how crucial it is for you or a loved on to seek treatment following a car accident. You may have sustained non-obvious injuries that can interfere with neck function. If you decide to visit us, we will perform an extensive diagnostic evaluation to determine if and how to treat you.
Chiropractic care for neck strain focuses on healing and strengthening the cervical joints, bones, and tissue. To achieve this, our chiropractor may perform a neck adjustment to alleviate the pain, reduce swelling, and increase flexibility. In some cases, the patient undergoes non-surgical spinal decompression, a motorized traction technique used to realign the spine and reposition a herniated disc. Your personalized wellness plan may also include healing massages, trigger point therapy, and corrective exercises. These natural therapies help to reduce pain, rehabilitate the joints, and increase range of motion.
Call Pike Therapy Center Today!
Contact Pike Therapy Center right away. The emphasis on prompt auto accident injury treatment in Huber Heights, OH, is to help protect you from permanent damage, invasive neck surgery, or disability. Call 937-236-1705 to request an appointment today.