Your body can be violently jarred in a car wreck. A common result is extensive pain in the head and neck. The good news is that you can see a Louisville chiropractor for whiplash pain. Let’s talk about whiplash.
The term “vertebral subluxation” refers to the misalignment or minor dislocation for the spinal bones (e.g. your vertebrae). When the vehicle impact occurs, forces are exerted on the car, which quickly transfers to the bodies of the driver and passengers. This sudden slamming can easily cause the head and neck to twist, stretch and snap back. This typically results in strain to the muscles, ligaments and discs between the vertebrae.
If you’re wearing your seatbelt at the time of the car wreck, your torso is restrained, but your head is unsupported and will whip to the front or side (depending on the direction of the oncoming vehicle). You may experience:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Nerve pain
- Tingling and/or numbness
- Difficulty focusing on tasks and maintaining concentration
An experienced chiropractor will do an initial exam to determine your treatment options. Sometimes, immobilization is the right approach. Once the body’s initial inflammation runs its course, chiropractic therapy can help to restore your alignment and heal those aches and pains.
Chiropractor2U is a concept that you might find helpful. Dr. Todd Black is a licensed chiropractor who will come to your home or office. Our exam/treatment tables are completely portable. You’ll be able to easily receive the therapy you need, without driving across town in stop and go traffic.
Additionally, Chiropractor2U will provide valuable medical documentation. Medical records are an important part of the negotiations of any car wreck case.
Remember, you should consult a chiropractor for whiplash pain. You don’t have to suffer. There’s hope and a convenient way to get the treatment you need. Please call our office at (502) 309-9037. We’ll schedule your appointment and get you on the road to feeling better.