This is Dr. Soli, D.C.. With my 20 plus years of treating car accident patients in Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis, I am going to talk to you today about treating whiplash injuries at home.  

 

Experiencing neck pain after a car accident is a condition that affect a lot of people during their life time.  The neck is highly susceptible to whiplash injury.  Whiplash causes damage to the muscles, ligament, tendons and nerves of the neck, causing a lot of symptoms.  Those symptoms include: neck pain, ringing in the ears, headaches, numbness into the arms  etc,.  Whiplash is one of the most common reasons people come to see me at Soli Chiropractic.  When you combine neck pain with whiplash, headaches, you end up with real potential for upsetting your life, both at home and work.  Patients will ask me what they can do at home to help heal their whiplash.

 

First, there are whiplash treatments from a chiropractic standpoint, which include manipulation, massage and other soft tissue techniques, ice, heat and several forms of physiological therapeutics ( ultrasound, massage, electrical muscle stimulation, low level laser therapies), all work great, here a Soli Chiropractic.  We want you to control your portion of the whiplash treatment program.  You will need some motivation, and to have proper training, the job of the car accident chiropractor.  Many of these at home treatment approaches include an apparatus or device of some sort, which are technically called durable medical supplies or DME, which include:

 

Cervical Traction Units include inflatable collars, seated over the door traction units.  The concept here is that you are stretching the neck apart to prevent scar tissue from gluing the joints together. Don't do it if it doesn't or, reduce the weight until it feels good.

 

Exercises.  Place your hand against your head and push into the hand, allowing the head to "win" as you move through the full range of motion. Don't forget stretching, other strengthening exercises, and fine motor control exercises are important.

 

It's important to understand that you have a choice in wether you effectively treat and manage your injuries after an accident.  If you or a family member has been in a car accident and requires treatment for whiplash pain, make sure to contact Soli Chiropractic or contact us through 763-251PAIN.com, your Brooklyn Park car accident specialist.