Ways Chiropractors Can Diagnose a Whiplash Injury
Whiplash is a neck injury that Spine Align Chiropractic Center in Greenville, NC, can treat with non-surgical procedures. Whiplash occurs when a person’s neck muscles move forward or backward because of injury from car accidents or other sudden traumas. The effect causes strain to the neck making movement difficult and painful. Our chiropractic care allows patients to feel neck pain relief in 4 to 6 weeks. Read on to understand more about whiplash.
How Does a Chiropractor Diagnose a Whiplash Injury?
Our chiropractic caregiver examines the entire spine when a patient seeks treatment in our clinic for neck injuries. If the pain he or she is feeling is the result of an injury, it might have affected the spine as well.
The chiropractor will identify areas with restricted joint motion, muscle spasms, or ligament injury using the movement and static palpation technique. The chiropractor palpates the patient’s spine to identify inflamed areas.
The chiropractor will also look for tightness, tenderness, and spinal movements, which help identify whether the spine has injuries that need treatment.
What Whiplash Treatment Can I Expect?
At Spine Align Chiropractic Center in Greenville, NC, we offer treatment that is tailored to your specific injury. In most cases, we use spinal manipulation techniques and manual therapy, including:
When a patient gets a neck injury, he or she may have a herniated disc. That prompts the chiropractor to use hands-on techniques to manipulate the herniated disc gently. The method is gentle and doesn’t apply any force to the spine.
Specific Spinal Manipulation
This targets the spinal joints that show abnormal motion. Our chiropractor uses a thrusting technique that stretches the soft tissues and stimulates the nervous system. That helps to restore joint movement and makes the spine return to normal.
We use therapeutic massage that helps ease muscle tension around the neck. That alleviates pain and gives a patient relief.
This allows the chiropractor to get a clear image of the affected area. When the doctor knows the place to target, the ultrasound then sends waves to the muscle tissue. That decreases muscle stiffness and spasms, hence alleviating pain.
Contact Us Today
We offer care to our whiplash patients at Spine Align Chiropractic Center in Greenville, NC. Our doctors, Dr. Lisa Prusinski and Dr. Mark Vellan work hand in hand to ensure all patients get the proper treatment.
We are not limited to Greenville because our services extend to neighborhoods like Winterville, Ayden, Farmville, and other towns such as Grifton and Grimesland, among others. Call us and schedule an appointment at (252) 355-1770.