Whiplash Pain Relief & Treatment

Oak Brook Medical Group

Chiropractors & Pain Relief Clinic located in Oak Brook, IL

If you’ve been in a car accident, you may have whiplash, a neck injury that results when your head jerks backward and forward. To schedule an appointment, call or use the convenient online booking tool today.

  

Whiplash Pain Relief & Treatment

People most commonly associate whiplash with an injury that results from being rear-ended in a vehicle, but this is just one of many ways a person can sustain this type of neck injury.

If you are in need of whiplash pain relief, just call us or use our convenient online booking tool to make an appointment with one of our whiplash treatment specialists in Oak Brook, IL.

How Can Whiplash Happen?

Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when there is a sudden and forceful movement of the head in any direction, not just forward and back. The trauma stretches muscles and tendons, which can then misalign your spine.

What is whiplash?

Too many people continue to suffer the pain of whiplash because they think, “Well, I wasn’t in a serious car accident.” But any time the head is rapidly moved to extremes in a forceful manner, whiplash can occur. You may need whiplash treatment as a result of:

  • A hard hit in a football game
  • A sharp sudden turn on a carnival ride
  • A sudden fall or trip

How Can a Whiplash Specialist Help?

Our specialists will work with you to develop the optimum whiplash treatment program for your injury. Some approaches that are commonly used include:

  • Chiropractic adjustment
  • Massage
  • Muscle stimulation
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Ultrasound

How Can You Prepare for Your Whiplash Treatment Appointment?

To get the most from your session and help to coordinate your whiplash pain relief therapy, think about these questions before your appointment. You may want to write down your answers so you don’t forget anything during your session. Ask yourself:

  1. Was there a specific event that caused the injury?
  2. How soon after the event did you start feeling pain or discomfort?
  3. Where is your pain on a scale of 1 to 10?
  4. Is the pain constant or sharp?
  5. Does your pain increase when you move?
  6. Is the pain keeping you awake or waking you at night?
  7. Is there a reduction in the range of motion or flexibility?
  8. What treatments or medications have you tried?
  9. Did those therapies work?
  10. Do you have any other concerns or symptoms?

Whiplash Pain Relief from Oak Brook

Untreated whiplash can create many other problems if not treated. We have helped Oak Brook, IL residents reclaim their lives. Let us help you reclaim yours. Contact us today for an appointment.

When does whiplash require treatment?

Whiplash ranges in severity. Many cases of whiplash are minor and resolve within a few days on their own. However, even if you have mild neck pain following an accident, you should seek medical attention to make sure you haven’t actually sustained any larger injuries. 

If your symptoms persist for more than a few days, even after icing the area or taking over-the-counter painkillers, or if you have a limited range of motion, you may benefit from treatment.

How can chiropractic help with whiplash?

Chiropractic can help relieve the pain associated with whiplash and restore full function and range of motion in your neck.

Your provider at Oak Brook Medical Group addresses whiplash by first performing a full chiropractic exam to identify any issues that may be affecting other parts of your spine besides your neck. They also ask about your symptoms, which helps to determine the appropriate treatment.

While each case of whiplash is different and treatments vary, common chiropractic approaches include:

Chiropractic adjustments

Your chiropractor moves misaligned joints back into place, which encourages healing.

Muscle stimulation

Gentle stretches and pressure targeting the affected area can relieve tension and stiffness.

McKenzie exercises

Your chiropractor teaches you exercises to help relieve neck pain and gradually improve your neck’s range of motion.

If you’ve experienced whiplash, call Oak Brook Medical Group or book an appointment online today.

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