Atlas Family Chiropractic Centers Offers Help For Whiplash Injury
Whiplash injuries can result from auto accidents, from sports activities or from sudden falls or other accidents. These injuries may not be apparent at first but can worsen over time until it impacts everyday actions. At Atlas Family Chiropractic Center, we offer chiropractic care in Towson and Columbia, MD, to relieve common whiplash symptoms.
Understanding Whiplash Injuries
The term “whiplash” was coined to describe injury caused by rapid forward and backward motion that often occurs during an automobile impact and other actions that involve sudden stops. The impact can stretch structures in the neck and upper back, producing tears or bruising in the soft tissues and disrupted alignment in the upper vertebrae. Because the head and neck depending on the smooth movement of these structures, a whiplash injury can negatively affect the ability to work, to drive or even to engage comfortably in social interactions. Chiropractic offers a drug-free, non-invasive way to deal with resulting discomfort in the neck and upper back from these injuries.
Immediate Treatment Can Reduce the Severity of Symptoms
One of the problems of whiplash injuries is that they can worsen with time if treatment is not administered promptly. Early care can relieve soft tissue damage and reduce pressure on nerves so that difficulty turning the head or holding the head in certain positions can be avoided. Your doctor can provide Towson and Columbia chiro care designed for your individual needs.
Your Chiropractor Offers Techniques That Can Help
Manual adjustment is one of the foundations of whiplash care because the technique re-aligns the vertebrae of the spine to relieve pressure on muscles and nerves in the upper back and neck. Treatment of soft tissue injuries can help to improve comfort levels and relieve strain. Massage therapy stimulates circulation to damaged tissue, increasing blood flow and the production of natural healing chemicals. Ergonomic advice can help to reduce stress on delicate neck structures to improve function.
Make Atlas Family Chiropractic Center Your Chiropractor in Towson and Columbia
Dr. Steven Mahoney has many years of experience in chiropractic care and helps his patients in Towson and Columbia, MD achieve relief from discomfort and better function for everyday life. We treat many different conditions, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, hip pain, shoulder pain, nerve pain, and auto accident injuries. Call Atlas Family Chiropractic Center today at 410-296-7030 in Towson or 410-290-8100 in Columbia for an appointment to learn more about the techniques that provide relief from whiplash injuries.