If you’re dealing with pain in your neck or back after what may seem like a very minor auto accident, it’s likely you’re dealing with whiplash. It’s always a good idea to schedule a consultation at Marcum Chiropractic Clinic following an accident to ensure you get proper care. Ignoring whiplash can lead to complications that become more difficult to treat the longer you wait.
Whiplash occurs when a sudden stop and/or acceleration ‘whips’ the neck in any direction and injures the delicate structures that support the spine. While medication can help relieve pain, it merely covers up the symptoms without treating the underlying cause of the pain. The result is often chronic pain that can lead to degeneration and arthritis.

Chiropractic care helps provide relief by working to correct the misaligned joints and injured tissues as a result of the trauma. By realigning the important structures in the back and neck, your body is better able to facilitate healing.

When your body experiences an injury, the body follows its natural healing response and attempts to fixate the area in place. In some cases, the body will stiffen for long periods of time in order to facilitate healing. However, if this phenomenon lasts for more than a few weeks, you risk losing some flexibility and range-of-motion permanently.

Thankfully, the expert providers at Marcum Chiropractic have the expertise and experience to rehabilitate your whiplash injury effectively and naturally. Skillfully performed spinal adjustments will help prevent the buildup of scar tissue and help restore and maintain joint range-of-motion. Massage therapy will decrease muscle tension, pain, and anxiety.  Acupuncture will allow the body to recover faster by decreasing harmful levels of inflammation and aid in restoring normal sleep patterns.

Please contact Marcum Chiropractic if you have been injured in a car accident.  We will help you feel better and get you back doing the things you love to do!

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