It is important to see a chiropractor if you think you have a whiplash injury because early detection is definitely the key to complete correction.
If left untreated, whiplash injuries can cause a decrease in range of motion, headaches and other debilitating health problems. Chiropractors can examine and treat whiplash very soon after it occurs to help prevent these side effects. The longer you wait, the more the degenerative or arthritic process can advance, and then it becomes much more difficult to correct.
Whiplash is diagnosed through a thorough chiropractic examination, which includes palpation, muscle testing, sensory testing, orthopedic tests, posture evaluation, and X-ray. The treatment consists of a step-by-step approach, which may include light stretching, chiropractic adjustments, strengthening exercises, heat, and perhaps ice, and also a process of some home care.
Dr. Scott Gardner and the team at Gardner Family Chiropractic can be reached at (973) 614-9256 and is located at 799 Clifton Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013.