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Whiplash Treatment

Whiplash Care at Hull Chiropractic

Few musculoskeletal injuries can cause symptoms as suddenly and dramatically as whiplash. This acute injury syndrome is the result of hyperextension and hyperflexion of the neck, and it can produce multiple forms of damage almost instantly. If you're suffering the effects of whiplash, you'll be happy to know that non-surgical, drug-free therapies can help ease your pain and restore proper neck function. Here at Hull Chiropractic, we can diagnose your condition and administer personalized whiplash care.

man suffering from whiplash after a car accident

A Common, Debilitating Auto Accident Injury

While whiplash can occur in a variety of high-impact situations, it is most commonly thought of as an auto accident injury. high speeds aren't necessary to cause whiplash; in fact, most whiplash injuries occur when the vehicles involved are moving at less than 12 miles per hour. When something as massive as a car stops suddenly, its contents continue moving as a result of momentum. your body may be restrained, but your head goes flying backward and forward violently. This causes hyperextension and hyperflexion of the neck, taking cervical structures beyond their normal range of motion and causing damage such as:

  • Dislocated vertebrae and subluxated vertebral joints
  • Herniated cervical discs, which may press on nerve roots to cause neurological symptoms
  • Torn or stretched muscles and connective tissues in the neck

Severe neck stiffness and pain are only two of the symptoms whiplash can produce. You may also struggle with headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, vision problems, mood changes, memory problems, and fatigue.

It's critical that any case of suspected whiplash receive immediate evaluation and treatment. The longer you go without proper care, the greater the chance that you will develop internal scarring and chronic pain. Don't wait until our symptoms compel you to get checked -- whiplash symptoms can be delayed for weeks, thanks to post-accident shock and adrenaline overload.

Non-Invasive Treatment Options from Our Indianapolis Chiropractor

Our Indianapolis chiropractor, Dr. Hull, can get a clear idea of your exact injuries by examining your neck, performing X-rays, and analyzing your symptoms. Cervical chiropractic adjustments can restore vertebrae to their normal position and joint function, while spinal decompression therapy can treat herniated discs and relieve nerve compression. Massage therapy and electrical stimulation can ease your pain further. We can even prescribe a program of physical rehabilitation to help you bring your neck back to its optimal strength and mobility.

Take the First Step toward Overcoming Your Whiplash

Don't take the risk of make a possible case of whiplash even worse by delaying care. Take the first essential step toward overcoming your whiplash -- call Hull Chiropractic at 317-243-2392 to schedule an immediate consultation and evaluation!