Whiplash is not an injury that should be taken lightly. Although whiplash comes in all shapes and sizes, it is never an injury that should be overlooked, especially when you’ve sustained a whiplash injury in a car accident. The severity of your pain may be mild or severe, but that might not give you a good indication of the severity of your injury itself. To know for sure how badly you’ve been injured, make it a priority to see a specialist in treating whiplash after auto accidents. At the Caron Chiropractic Clinic, our St. Paul, MN whiplash specialists can help you identify your whiplash symptoms, understand how severe your injuries are, and create an individual treatment plan that’s right for your body.

Whiplash Symptoms

Whiplash is a highly common car accident injury, and that means we’re used to identifying it, even in the most severe and mild cases. The symptoms of whiplash do not always manifest in the same way, or in the same areas of the body, which means you should be sure to get a professional opinion about your injury to be sure you aren’t over- or underestimating the extent and severity of your injury. If you think you’re suffering from whiplash, look out for these common whiplash symptoms:

• Pain in the neck, shoulders, back, and extremities, including shooting pain, throbbing pain, and stabbing pain
• Stiffness, tension, and inflammation
• Muscle spasms
• Pinched nerves, usually causing shooting and stabbing pain
• Headaches and migraines
• Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
• Changes in your arthritis symptoms
• Spinal degeneration

Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments

Chiropractic spinal adjustments are often the best way to begin treating a whiplash injury because many patients suffering from whiplash have pain that’s caused by misaligned vertebrae throughout the neck and back. To combat this, we use full spinal adjustments to get the entire body back in alignment.

ArthroStim Targeting Adjustments

Another form of chiropractic adjustment can be accomplished using the ArthroStim, a chiropractic tool designed to help us adjust targeted areas of the body rather than the entire spine. This allows for a less severe treatment if your injuries are minor and can be addressed with only small adjustments. That means you won’t have to go through an entire back adjustment to help get one vertebra back in place.

Whiplash Massage and Acupuncture Treatments

We also provide whiplash acupuncture and massage therapy treatments to help promote faster, more thorough healing. Both methods of treatment relieve muscular and nervous tension, which keep you from healing and contribute to your pain. They can also promote better circulation and reduce inflammation, making your treatment as effective as possible.

Whiplash Rehabilitation Exercises

Once we’ve put together a comprehensive whiplash treatment plan, it may include rehabilitation exercises to help your treatment along, help ease your pain, or help your body get back to its norm before your accident. If you’re looking for St. Paul, Minnesota whiplash treatment specialists after your auto accident, contact the Caron Chiropractic Clinic today at (651) 255-9999 or info@caronchiropractic.com.