Hello, my name is Sarah. I was always an avid athlete until I suffered a serious injury in college. The injury caused extensive pain through my neck and shoulders whenever I made certain movements. I had to live with the pain for years as there were no treatment options that worked for me. I finally went to see a chiropractor who helped me recover from this injury. My site will talk about the diagnostic tests and treatments used by chiropractors. I will explore the various injuries and illnesses chiropractors can treat. Thank you for coming to my website. I hope you enjoyed your visit.
If a recent day spent riding wooden roller coasters at an amusement park has left you with a stiff and sore neck, you may be wondering how best to relieve your pain without resorting to medication. In some cases, the vibrations of this roller coaster or the forces pulling you over the top of a hill may be enough to give you a mild case of whiplash. This often means that tackling the underlying cause of your pain -- strained muscles and badly-aligned vertebrae -- will be more effective than masking the symptoms with pain relievers. Read on to learn more about the best ways to quickly relieve the symptoms of your mild roller coaster-induced whiplash.
Often, having your neck and spine adjusted by a licensed chiropractor will resolve your whiplash symptoms within just a day or two. This process will require the chiropractor to take X-rays of your neck to determine which of your vertebrae have been knocked out of place, particularly vertebrae that may be pressing against or pinching the nerves that lead to your spinal cord and causing pain. The chiropractor will then gently manipulate your neck and upper spine to put your joints back into place. You may hear a popping or cracking sound during this process as your joints shift against each other, but will usually feel much better after a single treatment session.
Depending upon the pre-existing state of your vertebrae and the level of pain you're experiencing, you may opt to have regular chiropractic adjustments until your pain completely abates or just have a single session to get yourself back to a functioning state. For more information, talk to a professional like TLC Chiropractic.
Another way to relieve the physical pain caused by your whiplash is by having a therapeutic massage. Although this won't restore your spine to perfect alignment on its own, it can help relieve the strained muscles that are causing much of your discomfort, and a massage may be enough on its own to reduce your whiplash pain. During your appointment, you'll be able to point out to the massage therapist the particular places that are causing you the most pain, as well as discuss potentially related symptoms (like headaches). Armed with this information, the massage therapist will be able to apply pressure to these muscles and relieve the tightness caused by whiplash. Therapeutic back and neck massages can bring additional benefits as well, from stress reduction to an improvement in the way you sleep.