Have You Been In A Car Accident?

Our chiropractor in Saint George can help you recover from your car accident related whiplash injury.

Whiplash Auto Accident Injury

If you have recently been in a car accident, there is a good chance that you have whiplash. Whiplash is the most common auto accident injury. The force of the accident ricochets the neck and head between the headrest and seatbelt. The force placed on the neck stretches the ligaments and tendons and strains the muscles.

Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash causes neck stiffness, neck and shoulder pain, dizziness, lower back pain and fatigue. It also throws the cervical vertebrae completely out of alignment, effectively eliminating the curvature of the neck. If the auto accident injury is left untreated, it can result in bone spurs in the neck. This can permanently reduce your range of motion and cause chronic neck pain as well as loss of range of motion.

Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

Our chiropractor in Saint George can successfully treat your neck pain. He diagnoses your injury via a physical evaluation and medical history that includes when you first realized the symptoms and their severity. We may also recommend x-rays or digital images so that our chiropractor can see the extent of the damage to your neck.

Once the severity of your whiplash is determined, our chiropractor will recommend a comprehensive treatment program to naturally reduce your pain, restore the curvature of your neck and heal your injury. We typically recommend chiropractic adjustments, lifestyle advice and massage therapy to treat severe sprains and strains of the neck.

Chiropractic adjustments are performed with our chiropractor’s hands. He locates the vertebrae that are misaligned and applies a brief thrust to the area to realign the vertebrae. It usually takes several adjustments before the alignment of the cervical vertebrae are completely restored.

Massage therapy helps reduce muscle pain in the back, neck and shoulders. It also improves circulation and decreases stress, which speeds healing times.

Our lifestyle advice is designed to reduce the risk of reinjuring your neck while you are healing. We can also provide you with advice on performing daily tasks after you are healed in order to prevent future injuries.

Treatment Length for an Auto Accident Injury

Treatment lengths for whiplash vary depending on the severity of your auto accident injury and the length of time between your accident and your first chiropractic visit. Typically, treatment lengths are shorter for individuals that receive prompt care. When the body experiences an injury, it immediately attempts to heal that injury by creating inflammation, swelling and bruising. While this is the body’s way of healing itself, it is not always effective and can lead to reinjuring the area, which increases your symptoms. By visiting our Saint George chiropractor soon after your accident, you will be limiting the amount of pain that you experience and starting the healing process in a timely manner.

To schedule your appointment with our chiropractor in Saint George, call our office!

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My Family Chiro
446 South Mall Drive Suite B5
Saint George, UT 84790
(435) 703-9406

We aim to build lasting relationships with our patients and to exceed their expectations for great chiropractic care. Count on our team to listen to your goals and concerns. We will address your issues and answer all of your questions. You will feel secure in our abilities and confident in our care.

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