After an incident that has caused whiplash, the pain can be excruciating, so much so that finding relief becomes the top priority.  The most common cause of whiplash is a car accident, although excessive shaking, headbanging at a concert, or sports injuries can also cause whiplash.  It is reported that the most common type of car accident is being rear-ended, the motion of which increases chances of whiplash.  The quick back and forward motion of the head often results in neck injury or musculoskeletal problems that can lead to headaches, limited neck movement, neck pain, shoulder and back pain, dizziness, or numbness and tingling.  The first instinct after experiencing the painful symptoms of whiplash may be to reach for medication to ease the pain. However, this simply masks the problems for a short time instead of correcting the root issues, and it can often lead to more health and pain-related issues in the future. Not to mention, prescription medications can lead to potentially harmful side effects.  Instead of turning to medication, consider chiropractic adjustments from a Charlotte chiropractor who can offer relief without the risks of side effects.

How Chiropractic Can Ease Whiplash Pain

Because chiropractic care focuses on the spine, it is a great way to find relief from the painful symptoms of whiplash.  Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor will assess the spine, pinpointing problem areas and correcting spinal misalignments that are the root cause of whiplash pain and stiffness.  This non-invasive method for offering relief from whiplash will restore proper movement, reduce inflammation, and provide relief from related pain.  Additionally, chiropractic adjustments can ensure that all parts and functions of the body are once again working properly.  Misalignments can cause nerve interference that disrupts proper function.  Adjustments restore nerve communication so that you can not only find relief from pain, but also ensure the body is functioning at optimal levels of health.  Don’t let whiplash keep you from your normal, daily activities.  Find relief when you begin chiropractic care with Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor.

Chiropractic Has Helped Others Overcome Whiplash Pain

Studies have been conducted to explore the benefits of chiropractic care for whiplash symptoms.  One such study conducted focused on 41 people with whiplash symptoms.  Initially, they reported an average whiplash pain level of 7.1.  After 10 weeks of chiropractic care and an average of 20 visits to a chiropractor, the average pain level dropped down to only 0.6! Another study focused on 28 people who reported chronic whiplash syndrome.  After undergoing chiropractic adjustments, 93% reported significant improvement in pain levels and other related symptoms.

 

Don’t risk further injury or extended periods of pain after an occurrence of whiplash.  Seek chiropractic care from Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic and experience relief from whiplash symptoms so that you can experience health, wellbeing, and a pain-free life.

 

 

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