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Chiropractic Treatment Can Help With Whiplash Pain

By Stephen R. Farris

Neck pain can happen to anyone, regardless of age. Most neck pain can be associated with poor posture, but another cause -- especially if you've been in a jarring collision -- is from whiplash, such as a rear-end car automobile collision. This is where the neck is suddenly jolted backward, then forward. Symptoms may occur immediately, or a day or two later.

Whiplash is not only associated with car accidents. Athletes are prone to neck injuries, mainly those involved in contact sports such as football, hockey, and even basketball, to name a few. While you may feel a strain or in some cases, a sprain-like feeling in your neck from whiplash, that's not the only area that can be affected. It could also lead to pain in your intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots, according to research.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Burning or sharp pain
  • Trouble swallowing or talking
  • Shoulder or back pain

Usually whiplash patients -- after being diagnosed -- may have to wear a supportive collar around the neck. Other forms of treatment include physical therapy, prescription medication or over-the-counter meds, and heat therapy.

The drawback with prescription pain relievers and/or OTCs, is that they can become addictive if taken for long periods of time. However, if you'd rather deal with pain treatment with an all-natural alternative, then it would be wise to pay a visit to your local chiropractor. 

Chiropractic care is an all-natural, non-invasive, and non-addictive form of therapy that uses a gentle, hands-on approach to pain relief. This technique is called spinal manipulation in which your chiropractor will gently manipulate the spine to help reduce the pressure on your joints, which can decrease inflammation and improve nerve function. 

Chiropractors use this technique to treat back problems, neck pain (even patients with whiplash), and other joints throughout the body. 

So if you're looking to get pain relief from whiplash or other physical ailments, then don't hesitate to see your local chiropractor today, such as the doctors of chiropractic that can be found at The Joint Chiropractic. 

The Joint Chiropractic has more than 600 nationwide locations. You don't need an appointment to see one of their chiropractors either, just walk right in. Plus, there's no need to worry about insurance copays, as The Joint Chiropractic has several payment plans available to fit your budget. 

What are you waiting for? Get started today and get back to the active, healthy lifestyle you're used to!

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.

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