Whiplash Injury Treatments St. Louis Park
To understand how chiropractic care can treat whiplash and other soft tissue injuries, we must first understand what whiplash actually is. Most commonly, people recognize the signs and symptoms of whiplash after they have been involved in a motor vehicle accident. However, whiplash can occur doing a number of different things. Playing sports, carnival rides, or even a simple fall while you’re walking. Whiplash is caused by any sudden force or impact that makes your head jerk forward and/or backwards. This movement often stretches ligaments, tears up muscles and tendons, and can cause quite a bit of pain. At Passig Chiropractic, we are specialized in whiplash and soft tissue injuries. We understand the mechanisms behind it and can therefore help you to move forward and heal from this condition. Serving St. Louis Park, MN, Dr. Passig has over 36 years of experience using chiropractic care to help residents recover from whiplash and soft tissue injuries.
Signs and Symptoms of Whiplash and Soft Tissue Injury
Whether you got hit in a soccer game or had a fender bender at your work’s parking lot, any time you are injured it’s important to follow up with a medical professional to make sure no real damage has occurred. Whiplash can happen in an instant but the pain is not always present right away. Many times, whiplash symptoms don’t even begin to take effect until the next day. This is why we recommend coming in as soon as an injury has occurred. The most common whiplash symptoms that come through our door include (but are not limited to):
- Neck pain and stiffness around the area
- Shoulder pain
- Jaw pain
- Arm pain
- Visual disturbances
- Back pain
- Numbness or weakness of the upper limbs
- Sleep disturbances
When you come in for a visit at Passig Chiropractic, you are going to get natural and holistic healing. Not only do we want your whiplash to heal, but we want your overall wellness to improve. Dr. Passig will go over your symptoms and perform a thorough examination on you, ordering X-rays or further testing as needed. This component of treatment is crucial as it will determine the best ways to treat your symptoms. As we all know, no patient is the same and therefore, no patient is treated with the same plan. Every treatment plan is tailored to you so that you can heal faster and with 100% efficiency.
Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash and Soft Tissue Injuries
All too often, patients seek treatment for whiplash from standard medical professionals who focus on relief of the symptoms instead of correcting the actual problem. Patients will be sent home with muscle relaxants and opioids that only mask the symptoms instead of actually healing them. This is why chiropractic treatment is much more effective and overall, more preferred. It is the most noninvasive solution that allows the body to correct and heal naturally. At Passig Chiropractic, we are fully trained to examine and locate the actual root of your whiplash and soft tissue injuries. We do this through technology and skilled techniques. We are then able to fully treat the injury and therapeutically correct the problem. This can be done through manipulation of the spine, realigning the neck and spine back to where they belong. By performing this realignment, all of the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and soft tissues around the area can begin to heal properly. We also offer massage therapy to ease the tension in your surrounding soft tissue and aid in the healing process. Not only does the healing process happen within our office, it also happens at home. In between visits, we will give you at home exercises to help heal and strengthen your neck and the surrounding soft tissue around it.
While so many offices can talk about whiplash injury and whiplash healing, we also like to put an emphasis on whiplash prevention. While we can’t stop a car accident from occurring and we certainly can’t tell you to stop playing contact sports, we can help strengthen your neck and your body to lessen the side effects of whiplash should they ever occur in the future. Keeping your body in proper alignment and in optimum spinal health can make the healing process much easier and less painful. It is a great way to help keep you healthy and prepared.
Passig Chiropractic looks forward to helping you with all of your whiplash injury needs. Located in St. Louis Park, MN, we pride ourselves in being a place of holistic healing. We also pride ourselves in being an affordable chiropractic office that everyone can afford. No one deserves to live with whiplash pain. Let us give you a complimentary consultation and walk you through your steps towards better health. For more information, give Passig Chiropractic a call today at (952) 593-0296.