Conditions that occur during sports, slips, falls or automobile crashes can cause damage to your neck and back. These types of collision-related injuries are often called “whiplash”. At Thorne Road, we provide a range of whiplash treatments in Doncaster, including spinal adjustments and soft tissue therapy.
Whiplash can result in the instability of the spine and soft tissues, contributing to neck pain, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, and all too often, pain in the shoulders, arms and hands. Another common symptom is difficulty turning or bending parts of your spine, including the neck and lower back. This is due to the brain guarding the spine from further trauma. The body attempts to adapt to the trauma initially, which means that symptoms may not occur until weeks or even months later.
The chiropractic approach to these types of injuries has been proven to be extremely effective and beneficial. Spinal manipulation is the key to getting the spinal muscles, the spinal joints and ligaments to move together again.View our company video here
Understanding the mechanism of injury in any type of trauma, including whiplash, is crucial. The chiropractic consultation includes taking a thorough history and performing a detailed clinical examination. This will usually uncover the core issues and allow your chiropractor to design a tailor-made treatment programme, including rehabilitation exercises for you. If the spinal dysfunction is caught and treated early enough, the inflammation and scar tissue that normally follows trauma can be minimised. This encourages a speedier recovery.
Whiplash injury treatments usually begin with gentle but specific adjustments to the involved spinal area(s). This will decrease pain and restore normal movement of the traumatised area, aiming to ensure that each joint is working at its best and the surrounding muscles relax back into normal mode.
In the later stage of your treatment program, the chiropractor will integrate rehabilitation exercises and provide advice on ergonomics at work and at home. This will all help to encourage a speedy recovery.
In some cases, your chiropractor may decide to obtain X-Rays/MRI scans before proceeding with treatment. At Thorne Road Chiropractic Clinic, we have facilities to refer you privately to one of our providers for this service.
In many whiplash-related trauma cases, the individual is also involved in litigation. At Thorne Road Chiropractic Clinic, we have an in-house certified expert witness, Dr Peter Oxenvad, who can help and assist you in sourcing a suitable solicitor and/or provide you with medically approved reports in support of your claim.
Book your appointment today and discover the benefits of chiropractic care and our in-house medico-legal services.
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