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Auto Injury Whiplash

January 12, 20242 min read

How a Chiropractor Can Help Treat Whiplash

Whiplash is one of the most common medical conditions resulting from an auto accident. At Health First Chiropractic, we specialized in auto-injury and whiplash. Let’s see how we can help you and the rest of Puyallup, WA!


Manipulations for auto-injury whiplash

The primary way a chiropractor like Dr. Croxford can treat auto-injury whiplash is what is known as a manipulation. This is where the doctor moves the affected joint in the direction it is restricted thereby moving it back into alignment. This is done with either a slow, fluid motion or by a quick and gentle thrust.

Muscle Stimulation and pain relief

Another common condition rising from an auto-injury whiplash is muscle pain. After whiplash, muscles in the neck may become overstretched or remain too tight. This can cause pain and lead to other conditions. By stretching or contracting the muscle, your chiropractor is able to provide pain relief to the affected muscles.

Exercises and Stabilization

There are a variety of exercises your chiropractor can provide for post-whiplash pain relief. These can include Stabilization, Sensorimotor, and McKenzie exercises. These are exercises that can eventually be done at home. The primary goal of these treatments is to correct faulty movement patterns and strengthen and realign the muscles of the neck. This is a great way to treat common to severe whiplash conditions.

Advice from Your chiropractor

Dr. Croxford can also help you with making the lifestyle changes necessary to lessen the impact of whiplash. Whiplash can affect your ability to work, enjoy recreational activities, and even make your day to day life more difficult. Advice from a chiropractor can help restore these activities.

Get Help Today

At Health First Chiropractic we offer help and pain relief for people with whiplash in the Puyallup, WA area. Call us at 253-256-4818 or stop in today for more information

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