Northstar Integrated Health

Whiplash

Most whiplash occurs with auto accidents; however, other causes do exist including complications from horseback riding, roller coasters & diving into bodies of water. Whiplash usually results from a radical whipping of the neck forward & then backward, typically resulting in a sprain or strain of the neck. It is imperative to get checked out as soon as possible. We perform a full physical, orthopedic & neurologic examination including taking x-rays to rule out microfractures or other subluxation or dislocations. We use gentle active therapies & light manipulations to stretch & work the neck’s range of motion; this aids in beginning to recover both muscle function & alignment of the neck & spine. The addition of acupuncture, supplements & medicines can relax the muscles & calm the swelling from the initial injury.
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