If you are dealing with pain in the regions of your neck or back, even after the most seemingly harmful of auto accidents, it is likely you are dealing with whiplash. It is always a good idea to schedule a consultation with a chiropractor in St Paul to ensure you get proper care. Ignoring whiplash can lead to complications that become harder to treat.
Whiplash occurs when a sudden stop or acceleration ‘whips’ the neck in a direction and injures the delicate structures that support the neck. While prescription can help relieve pain, they merely cover up the symptoms without treating the underlying cause of the pain. The result is chronic pain that goes untreated.
Chiropractic care can help provide relief by working to correct the misalignments and tissues out of place as a result of the trauma. By realigning the important structures in the back and neck, your body is better able to facilitate healing that lasts.
When your body experiences a drastic injury, the body follows its natural healing response and attempts to fixate the area in place. In some cases, the body will stiffen for long periods of time in order to facilitate proper healing. However, if this phenomenon continues to occur for more than about a month, you risk losing some flexibility permanently.
Thankfully, chiropractors in St Paul have the training necessary to rehabilitate your whiplash injury effectively and naturally.
Adjustments with Chiropractic – With careful adjustments to the spine, chiropractors are able to relieve any pressure stopping your injury from healing completely.
Prescriptions and Ice – While using ice and prescriptions to provide relief from the pain associated with whiplash, they do next to nothing to help you rehabilitate from the significant trauma your neck and back have experienced. Use drugs and ice sparingly to cope but do not rely on them to nurse you back to health.
In order to get back to living your life contact Natural Ways Chiropractic in St Paul. Our experienced chiropractic team is here to provide a comprehensive plan of care to help you find lasting relief.