Whiplash
Glen Rock

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a severe strain or sprain on the neck muscles and ligaments, usually caused by sudden car accidents or other sudden back-and-forth neck movements. The trauma-trained chiropractors and physiatrists at Glen Rock Spine & Rehab use the latest and most effective non-invasive solutions to treat whiplash-induced neck pain, injuries and numbness in Glen Rock.

Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a sudden back-and-forth movement of the neck. It derives its name from the movement a whip makes when lashed. Whiplash injuries are most commonly associated with rear-end car accidents, but they can also happen due to falls, sports injuries, or abuse. Whiplash usually affects the muscles and ligaments on the neck.

man being treated for whiplash and numbness glen rock

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

  • Neck pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Inability to move the neck
  • Headaches at the base of the skull
  • Tenderness on the upper back or neck
  • Tingling sensations
  • Numbness

What are the causes of whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when your head is forcefully thrown backward or forwards, leading to strains or sprains on the neck muscles and ligaments. This type of movement is usually associated with car accidents, especially rear-end collisions. However, whiplash can also happen due to physical abuse when you’re shaken or sports injuries.

How can chiropractic care treat whiplash?

Whiplash often leads to cervical spine misalignment, leading to additional neck pain. Spinal misalignment can take numerous forms, such as the dislocation of the intervertebral discs that prevent friction during movements. Our chiropractic care involves manually adjusting the cervical spine to restore alignment, maximize the range of motion, and reduce inflammation and numbness for Glen Rock residents. The specific type of chiropractic technique used will depend on your specific needs and concerns.

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What does treatment for whiplash include?

Glen Rock Spine & Rehab starts all treatments with a comprehensive evaluation and consultation. Our trauma-trained health professionals review your health history, run physical tests, and administer imaging tests that visualize the cervical spine and the surrounding connective tissues. As such, the evaluation allows our chiropractors and physiatrists to determine the specific location of your whiplash injury and curate the ideal treatment plan.

Depending on your specific needs and concerns, your whiplash treatment may include:

  • Chiropractic Treatment: Our chiropractor manually manipulates the cervical spine and the surrounding regions to restore alignment and reduce neck pain.
  • Massage Therapy: We use massage techniques to reduce muscle knots and loosen the injured ligaments, reducing pain and discomfort.
  • Spinal Decompression: If you have a herniated disc, we stretch out the cervical spine to expand the intervertebral spaces and restore alignment.
  • Acupuncture: Our acupuncturist inserts extremely thin needles in targeted locations to activate your body’s healing response and the release of endorphins.
  • Physical Therapy: We provide physical therapy, consisting of exercises and stretches, to strengthen your neck muscles.

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Glen Rock Spine & Rehab is a state-of-the-art medical center specializing in non-narcotic and non-surgical treatments for many forms of pain including but not limited to neck pain, headaches, back pain, and numbness for Glen Rock residents. Our exceptional chiropractors use cutting-edge technologies to trace the root cause of your pain and provide lasting relief. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your whiplash treatment options in Glen Rock, NJ.

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