Whiplash

Suffering from whiplash in in Shakopee, MN?

Whiplash injuries are sustained during collisions involving an immediate deceleration of your body and head. This can cause damage to the muscles and ligaments of the head and neck. Pain and neck stiffness often occur after the initial accident. However, even more debilitating are the possible cognitive and memory changes that can occur months later due to brain injury. Whiplash accidents involving automobiles can also cause disc injuries and severe spinal damage. At our Chiropractic clinic, we examine all possible outcomes of a whiplash injury.

Car Collision Head On

Signs & Symptoms:

  • Severe acute or chronic neck pain
  • Headaches following a collision
  • Balance changes
  • Loss of range of motion in the head/neck
  • Loss of strength in upper extremities
  • Loss of spinal curvature
  • Cognitive changes
  • Memory changes
  • Radiating pain, tingling, burning, or numbness down the shoulder and/or arm

Risk Factors:

  • Auto accidents
  • Racing collisions or falls
  • Rollercoasters
  • Collisions during contact sports
  • History of collisions

Our approach to whiplash

Our Chiropractic clinic will assess all aspects of damage involved with whiplash. We, first, view any films taken and assess if they are sufficient enough. Your spinal alignment, disc integrity, ligament integrity, cognitive health, posture, and balance are all evaluated in order to get a full understanding of your health. Then we create a multi-step, customized plan that fits your needs.

Care may include:

  • Specific Chiropractic Adjustments (meant to restore proper bio-mechanics within the joint)
  • Balance rehabilitation
  • Neurological/cognitive rehabilitation
  • Exercise Rehabilitation (strengthening the surrounding muscles)
  • Orthopedic pillows and/or postural training
  • Hot/Cold therapy
  • Manual and Mechanical Traction (meant to decompress the compressed nerves, and improve hydration of the discs)