When a person experiences an auto injury such as whiplash, their musculoskeletal system is whipped out of proper alignment due to the force of the accident. This causes pain in the back and neck. The immediate course of action involving an auto injury such as whiplash is to consult with a qualified and experienced chiropractor.
The right chiropractic treatment is unique to every whiplash injury that is sustained. These are directed at the primary dysfunctions which are usually detected during the chiropractic exam. But there are a few treatments for whiplash that chiropractors commonly employ such as:
Muscle relaxation and/or stimulation
Ergonomic and lifestyle changes
Finally, the chiropractor may suggest certain ergonomic and lifestyle improvements that the patient can make so that everyday activities have minimal strain on their bodies. Factors in the patient’s workplace, home or their recreational activities which may further perpetuate dysfunctions are taken into consideration. Spinal care professionals also teach the patient better "use of self" and stress reduction techniques to keep chiropractic problems at bay.