Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain & Whiplash

neck pain from whiplash injuryIf you were involved in an auto accident and are suffering from neck pain or whiplash injuries, Utah Accident Clinic is here to help. Our offices in Provo and Taylorsville specialize in chiropractic treatment for injuries resulting from work or auto accident personal injuries.

Our friendly and dedicated staff provides high-quality chiropractic care with a comprehensive approach focusing on each neck injury. We will get you on the right path to recovery by addressing pain management, the strengthening of muscles, and your overall health. Our goal is for your neck to be pain-free!

Neck Injuries Following an Auto Accident

One of the most common injuries we see in patients who come in after an auto accident is whiplash, also known as neck strain/sprain. Whiplash occurs when a significant force causes your head to suddenly jerk back and forth, resulting in a neck strain. Symptoms include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, or even lower back pain, which typically develop within the first few days after the neck injury. It is crucial to visit your doctor within 72 hours after an auto accident before you’re in pain.

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What Causes Neck Pain?

Common Causes of Neck Pain due to Car Accidents Include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Subluxations
  • Soft tissue injuries to the spine and neck

What are Symptoms of Neck Pain/Whiplash?

Some Symptoms of Neck Pain & Whiplash Injuries include the following:

  • Weakness of neck muscles
  • Stiffness of neck muscles
  • Headaches

About Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain Chiropractic Care

Millions of people suffer from neck pain every year, be it chronic (recurrent) or injury related. Spinal manipulation is one-way people find relief from neck pain and stiffness. Chiropractors often practice spinal manipulation if the neck pain is the result of dysfunctions in surrounding muscles, joints, ligaments, tissue, and cervical discs. Cervical discs live between the vertebrae in the neck. Their primary purpose is to absorb shock and allow the neck to carry varying amounts of stress. There is a variety of treatment positions for neck pain spinal manipulation face-down, face-up, or in a seated position. Treatment position is based on the chiropractor’s assessment and the patient’s comfort level.  Different chiropractic care techniques are especially beneficial in unique cases where the patient was in an auto accident, where certain positions are more comfortable than others.

What Does the Process of Receiving Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain Look Like?

Our chiropractors strive to provide high-quality chiropractic care in a comfortable and caring environment. When you visit Utah Accident Clinic, we will first assess any soft tissue injuries or strains on your neck and back. We will look for bruising, swelling and stiffness of the neck. Additionally, an x-ray may also be required to determine further treatment for a spinal alignment issue. With this diagnostic evaluation, we pay close attention to any instability or discomfort you may be experiencing.

Together with you, our chiropractors will review your evaluation and determine the type of treatment you will need and your estimated recovery times. Our chiropractic treatment program is tailored specifically to meet the needs of each client, as we know every neck injury case varies. In the case of a whiplash injury, our professional chiropractic staff will work toward restoring normal cervical spine function and anatomy by helping to realign the vertebrae for a quicker recovery.

What are Your Treatment Areas for Neck Pain & Whiplash?

Injuries due to auto accidents can cause severe trauma to the human frame. The earlier we can detect an injury, the quicker our trained chiropractic staff can treat the targeted area to reduce pain and your risk for future related problems. Treatment may include:

  1. Spinal Manipulation (Often used to treat back, neck, shoulder, and headache)
  2. Soft Tissue Healing
  3. Muscle Stretching Therapy
  4. Healing Massage Therapy
  5. In-House Physical Therapy

What are the Benefits of Working with a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident?

By working with Utah Accident Clinic’s skilled professionals, the pain you are experiencing can be monitored and reduced sooner. Our trained staff will be with you every step of the way and will do our best to help you regain normal neck function as soon as possible. Chiropractic care treatment for auto accident injuries has been proven to be one the most effective treatments.

Here at Utah Accident Clinic, we care about relieving client stress after an auto accident, just as much as we care about physical injuries. We work with all insurance companies and Federal and State worker’s compensation plans. We don’t want you to feel burdened by bills, so we will work with you to create the best payment plan. Your journey to wellness begins here. Call us today to schedule a consultation for how to treat your neck and whiplash injuries.