A whiplash injury needs to be taken seriously. While there are plenty of stories circulating about people using a claim of whiplash to do a money grab, the reality is that whiplash DOES happen, it needs to be diagnosed correctly and it needs to be treated by a provider credentialed in chiropractic medicine. While some consider whiplash a relatively mild condition, left untreated, it can cause long term pain and suffering. At Kentucky Pain Institute and Spurlock Chiropractic Centre, we are experts in whiplash treatment and have helped many clients recover after suffering this trauma. Most people think of car accidents when they think of whiplash, but there are many other ways to suffer whiplash, including physical abuse, contact sports, horseback riding, cycling accidents, amusement park rides, work injuries, falls and blows to the head from a heavy object.
The dynamic that occurs when suffering whiplash is that your head moves backward and then forward suddenly with strong force, creating a whip-like motion. This movement extends the muscles and ligaments of your neck beyond the typical range of motion. The onset of pain varies. For many people, this is immediate. However, some of our patients report that they felt okay at the time of the incident, but several hours up to days later they began to realize their injury through pain and discomfort. This is not at all unusual. Symptoms people experience can include:
At Kentucky Pain Institute and Spurlock Chiropractic Centre, our experience tells us that patients who seek early whiplash treatment will have the best outcomes. The pain of whiplash is miserable and whiplash treatment brings relief to most patients. People who come to our clinic, a unique clinic that integrates medical and chiropractic care with physicians and chiropractors treating patients, receive a chiropractic examination by our professionals to determine the presence of whiplash or any other injury. Once the diagnosis of whiplash has been confirmed, our chiropractors begin whiplash treatment with neck adjustment. Neck adjustment improves the mobility of the spine, improving range of motion and increasing mobility of adjoining muscles. We also work with our patients to set up a whiplash treatment plan, often including manipulation, muscle relaxation and/or stimulation and rehabilitative exercises. You can rest assured that when you come to Kentucky Pain Institute and Spurlock Chiropractic Centre your neck pain will be properly diagnosed and managed with the best outcomes-based treatments available.
Kentucky Pain Institute and Spurlock Chiropractic Centre in Morehead, Kentucky employs an excellent team of professionals who are known through the region for their excellent work. Our chiropractors have a depth of training and experience that they will employ for your whiplash treatment. You will receive superior care, close to home. Our long history of restoring our patients to their productive lives is the solution you need for the whiplash pain you are experiencing. Call us today at (606) 784-1115 or call us Toll-Free at (800) 318-4444 to learn more about us and schedule your road to recovery.