Plymouth Chiropractor Explains Whiplash and Chiropractic Care

Plymouth Chiropractor Explains
Whiplash and Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Plymouth MA Auto Accident

One of the most painful, stressful occurrences are car accidents. Unless you live in a city with an excellent public transportation system, driving a car is an unavoidable part of life. Every time that you step foot in your car and travel somewhere, you put yourself at risk for accidents. One of the most common car accident injuries is whiplash, which we see quite frequently at Koenig Chiropractic. Left untreated, whiplash can lead to chronic pain. At our chiropractic office in Plymouth, we've developed auto accident injury services to provide patients with pain relief. Today, we would like to further explore whiplash:


What Is Whiplash?

When you are hit in your car from behind, your head jerks back and forth from your neck like a whip. By forcing the neck to move beyond its normal range of motion, whiplash can cause damage to the nerves, muscles, and ligaments of the neck. More severe whiplash can even cause the discs, joints, and vertebrae to become damaged. Although the most common cause of whiplash is a car accident, whiplash can also happen during sports injuries, rollercoaster rides, and falls.


The Problem With Whiplash

Whiplash injuries remain unreported because a significant number of people do not show symptoms immediately following an accident. It can take as long as a few days before a person could feel the effects of whiplash.


What Are The Symptoms?

  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Loss of motion in neck
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain or tenderness
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms

Chronic Pain

According to Northwestern University, as many as 25 percent of people with whiplash can experience chronic pain following an accident. Even slight changes in your spine's alignment following whiplash can disrupt the overall balance of your body.


How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help

If you have recently been in an auto crash, contact Koenig Chiropractic for a free initial consultation. Our office communicates with both insurance companies and attorneys and helps to take care of the details. According to a study conducted by Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 96 percent of chiropractic patients reported that chiropractic treatment was beneficial for their overall health. We provide preventative care programs and spinal adjustments to help restore proper motion to your spine.


Spinal Adjustments

This type of chiropractic treatment is performed when a bone is stuck or not moving properly. Spinal adjustments help the bone gradually return to its proper position, which could relieve tension or stress from the spinal nerves. These gentle, noninvasive, drug-free treatments helps restore the spine back to its correct positioning, which leads to a stronger spine.

Our chiropractors in Plymouth see car accident patients on a frequent basis, and we customize each treatment plan to suit the unique needs of the patient. No two accidents are alike and no two spines are alike. Our spinal experts at our family chiropractic office can fully evaluate your condition following an accident. Contact Koenig Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment and begin to experience the results for yourself. We also have massage therapists to help relieve your pain as well.

Monday
7:30am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
7:30am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
7:30am - 11:00am
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
By Appointment


Saturday
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Koenig Family Chiropractic
85 Samoset Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-5899