HOW MANY CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENTS DO YOU NEED FOR WHIPLASH?
When the phrase “car accident injury” comes to mind, the first thing that many people think of is whiplash. It is caused by being jerked back and forth when in a collision and affects your neck, including the disks, tissues, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and bones.
In our recent blog, we talked about some of the most common ways to treat whiplash (flexion-distraction method, muscle stimulation, or trigger point therapy). For the purpose of this blog, we’re going to get a little more specific on not what chiropractic treatment can do for patients with whiplash but how often you should come in for an appointment.
HOW OFTEN TO SEEK CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT FOR WHIPLASH
As you might expect, the frequency of when to see a chiropractor varies based on the extent of your injuries. As a general rule, most chiropractors suggest coming in two to three times per week after a whiplash diagnosis.
This might seem like a lot of time, but don’t worry. You only have to stick to this schedule for a short time (about two weeks). If your symptoms are improving, and your chiropractor sees noticeable differences after reevaluating you, you might be advised to change the frequency of your visits down to once a week for a month.
Then, it is about maintaining your progress. That could mean adding in a variety of gentle stretches to your morning routine and keeping up with chiropractic appointments—just at a lesser frequency (eventually down to once a month).
Have questions about the best types of chiropractic treatments for your whiplash symptoms? Contact Oregon City Chiropractic and Auto Injury today.
HOW LONG DO WHIPLASH SYMPTOMS LAST?
For many people, whiplash symptoms subside in just a few days to weeks. Severe cases may take one to three months. The best thing to do is seek immediate treatment for whiplash so that you can ease your pain and help your body heal.
Here at Oregon City Chiropractic and Auto Injury, we utilize only safe, non-invasive chiropractic methods to treat whiplash, and we are happy to create a personalized treatment plan for you. Whether you are experiencing only neck pain or are having accompanying symptoms, such as back pain, we are here for you.
Whiplash symptoms might feel like they go on forever, but they do end. Working with a chiropractor early on can set you up for success and help you get past your discomfort without the need for pain medication or surgery. You can trust our chiropractic team to help put together a treatment plan with your unique recovery and goals in mind.
REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT FOR CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT NEAR ME | OREGON CITY
If you’ve been diagnosed with whiplash after a car crash, chiropractic treatment can help you in your recovery. Oregon City Chiropractic and Auto Injury has an extensive track record for good results assisting patients in overcoming whiplash.
Your symptoms might feel extreme right now, but we can help you get to a place of comfort. The first step is scheduling an appointment.
Why Wait? Call Our Whiplash Chiropractor Today: (503) 723-4462