Whiplash FAQ

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Whiplash is a severe injury of all the soft tissues in the neck. It occurs when the head and neck are forced outside of their normal range of motion. This forcefully stretches all the muscles and ligaments in the neck, and it can result in the cervical vertebrae completely losing their natural curvature. Our team at My Family Chiro in St George UT can hep treat your whiplash symptoms today!

How do people get whiplash?

Car accidents cause the majority of whiplash cases. Though, whiplash can occur as the result of a sports injury or getting hit in the head with an object.

What are the symptoms of a severe neck sprain and strain?

Neck sprains and strains cause severe headaches, neck pain and stiffness. In severe cases, it can also cause shoulder pain and numbness and tingling in the arms. Some people also experience a reduction in their ability to concentrate, sleep disturbances and exhaustion.

How long does it take for symptoms to appear?

The symptoms of whiplash can take as long as 48 hours to appear. Our chiropractor recommends scheduling an appointment as soon as you can after your car accident or neck injury, even if you are not experiencing any symptoms.

What treatments does your chiropractor in St George offer?

Our chiropractor in St George uses a variety of treatments to help reduce your pain and headache frequency. Depending on the severity of your neck strain and sprain, we may recommend chiropractic care, massage therapy and lifestyle advice.

What is chiropractic care and how does it help alleviate my symptoms and heal my severe neck sprains and strain?

Chiropractic care typically involves chiropractic adjustments. This treatment option involves using a short, swift thrust to reposition misaligned vertebrae. When it comes to treating severe sprains and strains of the neck, spinal adjustments are often the first treatment choice because they restore the neck’s natural curvature and help alleviate pressure on the soft tissues and nerves, which helps reduce neck stiffness and pain.

How does massage therapy help lower my neck pain?

Massage therapy helps lower muscle and soft tissue pain, and it increases circulation, which can help reduce your recovery time. When it is used alongside spinal adjustments, it can help improve the effectiveness of the adjustment, which means your body has more time to heal between chiropractic appointments.

How does lifestyle advice help me while I am healing?

Our lifestyle advice is designed to provide you with safer ways of performing everyday tasks in order to help you reduce your risk or re-injury. Our advice may include posture corrections and alternative ways of performing certain tasks, like cleaning and grocery shopping.


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My Family Chiro
249 East Tabernacle Street #300
St George, UT 84770
(435) 703-9406