If you have been involved in an auto accident, whiplash can be a very common neck injury. Whiplash is a straining of the neck, usually by outside forces like the impact in a car accident, sports injury or slip and fall. It is caused when the head moves rapidly forward and back, or side to side on the neck. Whiplash can be challenging to diagnose and that is exactly why you should see an expert who has studied the neuromuscular system of the neck and back, one with over 35 years of experience serving the Grand Rapids, MI area. We’re talking about Dr. Mathew Phinney and the team at The Chiropractic Doctors.
Whiplash can be deceptively mild, causing a slight stiffness or soreness in the neck or it can be immobilizing, making it difficult and painful to move the neck at all. In either instance, this pain is a sign that something is wrong. Other symptoms of whiplash include:
· Headaches or migraines
· Shoulder stiffness
· Tingling in the arms or fingers
Our team can quickly diagnose them and document if they are accident related. This can be important for insurance purposes and if your injuries result in any future legal action. Once diagnosed, we will treat your whiplash through natural chiropractic care without the use of drugs or surgery.
Our Grand Rapids chiropractic care seeks to realign the damage to the neuromuscular system in the neck by realigning it to its natural state. This can be done through a series of gentle chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and corrective exercises. As balance is restored to the neck and back, the body is better able to help your neck heal, using its own, natural resources. Many of our patients experience at least some relief after their first visit. Our goal is, of course, complete and long lasting restoration of mobility in the neck without pain.
Contact us and make an appointment with our Grand Rapids chiropractor at 616-432-3103. We are pleased to bring our chiropractic care to the Cascade area in Grand Rapids. Our location is updated with state-of-the-art digital x-ray technology and premier clinic and rehabilitation facilities including massage, spinal decompression, and fitness/nutrition services.
Call our office to book your next appointment, and discover why The Chiropractic Doctors are consistently rated 5 stars by your neighbors!
This article was reviewed and approved by Dr. Matthew Phinney.