Here Are the Risks of Not Undergoing Whiplash Treatment

Written By Kabel Chiropractic on January 25, 2019

Whiplash is a common result of a car accident, but you may sustain a whiplash-like injury from another type of accident. 

However, the cause of your whiplash isn’t the concern – it’s how you treat it that’s a priority. 

How come? 

While a vast number of people will find their whiplash easing without any intervention, almost 50% will note ongoing issues because of their injury. 

Why do so many people suffer from these complications? 

Because, when it comes to whiplash, there isn’t a go-to treatment available. 

Thankfully, however, that’s where chiropractic comes to the rescue. 

Do You Need Whiplash Treatment?

There are specific signs and symptoms that may indicate you have whiplash, such as: 

  • Depression 

  • Headaches

  • Irritable moods

  • Lack of concentration

  • Loss of memory

  • Painful sensations in your back and/or neck 

  • Pins and needles, particularly in your arms and/or hands 

  • Reduced motion in your back and/or neck 

While you may notice that these pains start to ease after your accident, this isn’t a sign you shouldn’t seek whiplash treatment. 

In fact, research demonstrates that ongoing problems are highly likely when patients leave their whiplash untreated. Where people had limited range of motion in their neck after an accident, there was a high risk factor (75%) that they would still have this problem a year later. 

How Can Chiropractic Help? 

Many healthcare professionals will now recommend chiropractic as the first point of call for whiplash – and not just because there isn’t a conventional option on offer. 

You see, research highlights that chiropractic is immensely effective in treating whiplash, with more than 90% of people noting relief of their painful symptoms after seeing their chiropractor. 

Furthermore, as it is a non-invasive, drug-free, and altogether natural approach, it’s much more preferable to medication or surgery which come with a multitude of potential complications and side effects. 

What can you expect from chiropractic? 

Chiropractors will often use manual adjustments to try and improve the mobility in your joints and muscles. This helps ease tension and restrictions, eradicating pain in the process, too. 

Spinal decompression may complement these techniques. This works to reduce pain and built-up pressure in your spine. 

A Targeted, Comprehensive Approach to Your Health 

The treatment recommended by your chiropractor will depend on the injury you’ve sustained. However, with comprehensive testing beforehand, they’ll be able to offer the most effective treatment program for you. And they’ll complement this with at-home exercises and advice that help speed up your recovery. 

Boasting years of experience, book your appointment with Dr. Kabel today by calling us at 720-489-1450.

Posted In: Chiropractic Neck pain Auto Injury Treatment Whiplash Treatment