Car accident injury chiropractic care in Woodbury, MN
One of the hot topics being discussed on a daily basis is texting and driving, and we all know someone who has been in an accident as a result of it. At Functional Health Unlimited in Woodbury, MN, I see patients every day who have experienced whiplash as the result of car accidents. If you are one of those patients, do not delay getting help.
Whiplash occurs when the head is forcefully snapped forward and/or backward. Even worse, it can occur when the head is turned or tipped to one side, making it a more severe injury. For most people, symptoms do not appear immediately, but occur after some time passes, including:
- Neck pain which can radiate down the arms
- Jaw pain
- Decreased range of motion in the neck
- Weakness, numbness, or tingling in the hands, arms, or legs
Since symptoms are not always felt immediately, many patients do not seek care after the injury, and while pain medications may help for short term symptoms, whiplash injuries can extend over a year if not cared for properly. A detailed chiropractic examination is the first step in healing the injury before proper treatment can be given.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, I use myofascial techniques with the addition of ProloGel to bring down inflammation, dry needling to increase strength in the muscles after they have been damaged, and nutritional support if necessary. Using several types of treatments helps patients heal quickly and can prevent long term effects from whiplash. If you have been injured, do not prolong seeking proper care. Contact me for a free consult today to learn how we can help!
Lori Jokinen, DC, CACCP, CFMP