Come and See Our Chiropractic Doctor Near Prahran to Alleviate Whiplash Injuries
Whiplash is generally recognised as an injury to the neck caused by the sudden movement or extension of the neck. A rear impact car accident is a typical cause. The pain and discomfort from whiplash may resolve themselves in a few weeks or may become more severe. Whiplash may lead to joint dysfunction, whereby one of the joints in the spine may be compromised causing pain or a limited range of motion.
Whiplash can also cause a disk herniation, which involves a tear or change in shape to the disk. This results in pressure on nerves or the spine often causing a shooting pain or numbness in the arms or hands.
Our chiropractic doctor in Prahran have experience in evaluating patients with whiplash. We will conduct an initial consultation and evaluation to determine if your pain or discomfort is the result of whiplash. If you do suffer from whiplash, our chiropractic doctor in Prahran can then come up with a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan to help alleviate the pain you’re experiencing. There will likely be a series of treatments that will build upon each other, to assist in the relief of your discomfort and lack of range of motion. The ultimate goal is to try and eliminate the symptoms of whiplash without the necessity of drugs or surgery. Instead, we will rely on chiropractic manipulation of the spine and joints to provide a more natural relief.
The chiropractic treatment may also include a massage at our office near Prahran. Often, this complementary approach to your issues provides enhanced results.