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Risks of Not Receiving Treatment for Whiplash

Written By Russo Chiropractic on May 18, 2020

Whiplash Treatment

Whiplash occurs when your neck experiences a quick, jarring movement that strains the muscles in your neck. The result of this trauma is often mild to severe pain, headaches, and difficulty moving your neck. 

It’s crucial to note that there are many risks of not receiving treatment for whiplash. If you have recently experienced whiplash, it is essential to take your recovery seriously and seek therapy with a an experienced spinal rehab chiropractor. 

The Long-term Risks of Untreated Whiplash 

The long-term risks of untreated whiplash can be severe and often lead to long-term degenerative spinal conditions. Unfortunately, many people think that whiplash will go away on its own, and that treatment might not help. 

While many patients can recover from whiplash in about 6-12 months, MANY do not. It is essential to visit a chiropractor to  re- align the spine so as to prevent or slow down the outcomes of these types of trauma. Chronic Vertebral Mis-alignment will likely lead to long term subluxation headaches and ultimately the development of arthritis. These conditions often occur when patients experience trauma, decreased flexibility, and long-term pain. 

What is the best treatment for Whiplash?

Every patient is unique, and an individualized plan is the best approach in choosing what the best treatment for whiplash is. Trained professionals like Dr. Fred Russo will evaluate your injury and will recommend a combination of approaches, which may include: 

    • Spinal Manipulation
    • Laser Therapy
    • Muscle Stimulation and Relaxation 
    • Strength and Flexibility Exercises

Regardless of the severity of your whiplash, Russo Chiropractic will work with you to construct a care plan that will help to alleviate your symptoms. 

Chiropractic Therapies Can Help Treat Whiplash 

Chiropractic therapies can help treat whiplash to restore your normal functions and range of motion so that you can return to your everyday activities. 

Chiropractors specialize in the treatment and prevention of degenerative spine conditions that are often caused by trauma, such as whiplash. Thanks to their extensive training, chiropractors can offer additional therapies and programs that other medical professionals cannot. 

Russo Chiropractic: Targeted Treatments and Restorative Therapies

My 28 years in the field, as well as a 35 year chiropractic patient, will put you and your family at ease! We offer individually patient targeted therapies for whiplash, herniated discs, concussion residuals, cervicogenic headache and or migraine. When you enter our private and comfortable environment, you can relax and focus your attention on re achieving your optimal health and wealth.

Don’t let whiplash stop you from living an active and healthy lifestyle. Contact Russo Chiropractic at (850) 422-2225 to schedule an evaluation and take the first step in recovery.

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