Whiplash Treatment in Matthews NC
Whiplash is a term used to describe a neck and upper back injury resulting from an acceleration deceleration injury. Like how a whip would snap, the cervical spine can be injured due to a forceful back and forth motion such as with a car accident.
Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause of whiplash injury. When this injury occurs, the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the neck get stretched forcefully, often causing micro-tears in the tissue. With this whiplash force also comes subluxations or misalignment of the vertebra. This can cause not only local pain, but in more severe cases can cause radicular symptoms otherwise known as radiating pain.
Chiropractic care has been shown to alleviate the symptoms caused by whiplash injuries and correct the underlying alignment issues that are causing the joint and associated nerve pain. For these reasons, tens of thousands of people turn to chiropractors for treatment after a whiplash injury.
Seeking early care for whiplash injury can minimize the severity and symptoms associated with the trauma and decrease the likelihood of chronic or long-term complications and scar tissue. Our physician will perform a comprehensive examination followed by orthopedic testing and imaging (digital x-rays) if needed.
From there, Dr. Planck and his staff will create a personalized treatment plan to mange and care for your whiplash trauma. Often a care plan, after a motor vehicle accident, can typically take several weeks due to the body needing healing time from micro-tears in the soft tissue as well as inflammation from the joint alignment.
At Planck Chiropractic and Rehab, our physicians take pride in providing the best available whiplash treatment in the Matthews, NC area. Before establishing Planck Chiropractic & Rehab, Dr. Planck was the lead physician at the Keith Clinic of Chiropractic, which has been known for treating whiplash trauma in the greater Charlotte region since the 1960’s.
Dr. Planck has accumulated tens of thousands of patient visits for those treating for whiplash and other car accident-related injuries. Give our office a call today 980.270.0300 to schedule a consultation for your whiplash treatment in Matthews, NC and greater Charlotte region.
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