Our Stoughton, Boston, and Malden Chiros Can Diagnose and Treat Whiplash
Did you know in 2019, Boston was ranked the number one city in America for having the worst traffic congestion? If you live near Boston, Malden, Stoughton, Lawrence, or the surrounding areas, this probably doesn't surprise you! Unfortunately, even minor traffic incidents can lead to an injury, with whiplash being one of the most common types. At The Accident and Injury Team, our chiropractors in Stoughton, Boston, and Malden chiropractors help people recover from whiplash caused by car crashes and other traumatic incidents. Read on to learn more about whiplash and whether it's time to call a chiropractor near you.
How Whiplash Happens
Whiplash is an acceleration/deceleration injury to the cervical spine (neck). It happens when the body in motion suddenly stops or changes direction, causing the neck to forcefully bend and snap like a whip. We see this often in auto accidents, but also during other events such as falls.
The forceful whiplike movement of the neck can strain and inflame any of the tissues in the cervical spine area, including muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and nerves.
What Whiplash Feels Like
Whiplash is associated with symptoms like:
- Ringing in the ears
- Jaw pain and clicking
- Neck stiffness
- Neck pain
- Shoulder stiffness and pain
- Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, and fingers
A person with whiplash usually notices symptoms within 24 to 48 hours. But because traumatic accidents cause pain-masking stress hormones to surge, some people may not notice anything unusual until days or weeks later. During this time, inflammation and tissue damage may be present and growing worse.
It is one reason why seeing a chiropractor in Stoughton or at our other Boston-area clinics after an accident can be so beneficial, even if you feel perfectly fine. Our team can diagnose whiplash before you notice anything awry and provide early treatment for better outcomes.
How Our Boston, Lawrence, Stoughton, and Malden Chiro Team Helps
For nearly three decades, our Boston, Stoughton, and Malden chiro team provides a range of services that naturally help people with whiplash. These services are backed by decades of research and firsthand client experience, and they're safe for people of all ages and health backgrounds!
Chiropractic treatment for whiplash may include:
- Spinal adjustments
- Corrective exercises and stretches
- Postural assessment and retraining
- Stress management techniques
The goal is to reduce inflammation, heal injured tissues, and prevent longstanding or compensatory issues like scar tissue, all without drugs or invasive procedures.
Looking for Chiropractic Care in the Stoughton, Boston, or Malden Area?
If you're worried about whiplash and are looking for chiropractic care in Stoughton, Malden, or Boston, contact The Accident and Injury Team to connect with an experienced provider in your area and schedule an appointment.