Car accidents are a major cause of whiplash. If you've recently been involved in a car accident and you're showing signs of whiplash, it's time to get treatment. Knowing how to take care of your whiplash at home and how a chiropractor can treat your condition can help you feel better faster. These tips will help you treat your whiplash as soon as possible, so you can get back on your feet and back to your normal daily life.
If you're suffering from whiplash, there are a variety of ways that you can treat yourself at home, including:
Take ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory, which can help with any swelling and tenderness you feel in your neck and shoulders.
Apply cold packs. Put cold packs on your neck or shoulders for stretches of about 15 minutes at a time. Repeat this process hourly as needed.
At Injury and Wellness Specialists in Norcross, GA, we use the following safe and natural chiropractic techniques to treat whiplash:
Spinal adjustments. We administer spinal adjustments to our patients to help eliminate subluxations and relieve the pressure on the spinal cord. Spinal adjustments can also relieve pain and help control swelling.
Massage therapy. Massage therapy is good for increasing blood flow to injured areas, thus speeding the healing process. Massage therapy is also good for relaxing your injured muscles and helping you get badly needed sleep at night.
Therapeutic stretches and exercises. We teach our patients therapeutic stretches and exercises that help improve flexibility and make it easier to get back to normal life after a car accident.
If you have an auto accident injury and now have a sore neck in Norcross, Georgia, contact Injury and Wellness Specialists. We can help relieve your neck pain and whiplash pain and give you the whiplash treatment you need in order to be healed. Call us today at 770-800-1000.