Whiplash Treatment Options

Find out how chiropractor care can improve whiplash symptoms.

Dealing with whiplash? It’s one of the most common neck injuries we see, particularly after a car accident. If an accident or injury has left you with a stiff, painful neck and limited range of motion, then you could be dealing with whiplash. Fortunately for you, this is an issue that our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Steven Wachs addresses and treats regularly.

We’ll Perform a Thorough Evaluation

To determine the best course of action for your whiplash, our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractic team will need to perform a comprehensive evaluation to look for everything from misaligned vertebrae and disc injuries to ligament tears and muscle spasms. 

Treating Your Whiplash

Depending on the extent of your injuries and how soon you come into our office for treatment, there are several chiropractic and therapeutic strategies we will use to improve your symptoms and promote faster healing. These treatment options include,

Icing: This is something that we can do in our office but you can also easily do it on your own. Ice your neck 2-3 times a day for up to 20 minutes a day to reduce inflammation and pain. This is particularly important for the first 72 hours after injury to keep swelling down.

Spinal manipulation: We will utilize spinal manipulation to restore range of motion and movement into the joints of the neck. Spinal manipulation helps to realign the spine, take pressure off the muscles, soft tissue, and nerves, and improve blood flow to areas that are inflamed and tender. There are a variety of spinal manipulation techniques that include both hands-on and device-assisted modalities. Forms of spinal manipulation that we may use include,

  • Flexion-distraction
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Graston technique (utilizes instruments to treat soft tissue injuries)
  • Resistance and stretching techniques

If you are having issues getting whiplash symptoms under control, our Chula Vista, CA, chiropractor Dr. Wachs and the team at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center are here to help. To schedule an evaluation, call us at (619) 427-4747.


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