If you’ve been in a car crash or suffered sudden trauma, you have likely experienced whiplash. While many practitioners refer to and treat whiplash as an injury in and of itself, a more accurate way to view whiplash is as a mechanism by which injuries occur. For instance, a football tackle is not an injury in and of itself, but it can be the mechanism through which many different injuries may or may not occur.
Whiplash varies in effects and severity, and partnering with a specialized whiplash chiropractor–that goes beyond general chiropractic care–offers tailored, long-term solutions to address the underlying injuries which cause your pain.
|The PostureWorks Difference
|Rather than treating the injury itself, other chiropractors treat the symptoms of whiplash, offering only temporary whiplash relief.Rather than treating specific injuries, most other chiropractors treat the symptoms of whiplash, offering only temporary relief allowing underlaying structural changes to worsen with time.At PostureWorks, we tailor your chiropractic care through a multimodal approach. We use cutting-edge software and treatments like Chiropractic BioPhysics® (CBP) to correct, repair, and rehabilitate the structural damage caused by whiplash. This advanced, evidence-based approach is what makes us a premier whiplash chiropractor. Learn more here.
The spine maintains an ideal, backward arching curvature to distribute pressure loads appropriately. The neck or cervical spine maintains an ideal, backward arching curvature to distribute pressure loads appropriately. When you experience whiplash, your body goes through a sudden jolt of force that jerks the head backward and forward, resembling the motion of cracking a whip. The severity of whiplash will depend on conditions such as:
- Force of impact
- Neck strength and spinal alignment
- Age and gender
- Body position during impact
- Direction of impact
- Pre-existing conditions
Certain patients may experience structural alterations leading to an “S”-shaped spine curvature, which can cause a wide swath of injuries and symptoms including, but not limited to:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Herniated, torn, or ruptured discs
- Headaches and migraines
- Ligament damage
- Joint instability
- Arm pain and weakness
- Jaw pain
- Visual disturbances
- Difficulty sleeping
- Psychological symptoms (stress and anxiety)
Make Sure You Partner With a Specialized Whiplash Chiropractor
A general chiropractor can only offer a one-size-fits-all care plan for whiplash, which is an ineffective approach that can lead to additional complications. If someone suffers a heart attack, they are better off going to a cardiologist than a family doctor. Similarly, if someone experiences whiplash, they should seek care from a chiropractic expert with advanced board certification in CBP.
Your unique injury requires expertise and cutting-edge technology that general chiropractors simply cannot offer.
A specialized whiplash chiropractor employs advanced techniques and state-of-the-art software for precise diagnosis and treatment.This is a level of care that general chiropractors cannot provide as their approach allows damage to go untreated and worsen over time.
This is why in a study on “whiplash” victims, 81.5% reported persistent clinical symptoms, such as shoulder stiffness and neck pain, 20 years after the crash. Additionally, MRI scans revealed degeneration progression in 95% of subjects.
Instead, an advanced approach focuses on structural and mechanical injuries for your best chance at immediate and lasting relief from whiplash trauma.
|Chiropractic BioPhysics – An Advanced Whiplash Appropriate Chiropractic Technique
|Specialized whiplash chiropractors use digital X-rays to assess the alignment and condition of the spine more accurately than a physical examination can provide. These images help identify misalignments, subluxations, and structural damage.
|Computerized Spinal Analysis
|Specialized whiplash chiropractors also use computerized systems and advanced software to perform detailed spinal analyses. These tools eliminate guesswork and opinions, providing objective data on the spine’s structural shape, strength, and stability.
|Whiplash chiropractors often conduct thorough postural assessments to identify deviations from a healthy spinal alignment.
|CBP is a specialized approach that prioritizes correcting spinal misalignments and postural issues through comprehensive spinal analysis, adjustments, spinal traction, and neuromuscular reeducation to correct the spine’s curvature and improve overall health.Note that CBP is a highly specialized treatment requiring whiplash chiropractors to display exceptional proficiency and pass rigorous certification exams.
|Traction devices gently hold and remold the spine back towards a stronger healthier position, reducing abnormal pressure or tension on discs, nerves, and soft tissue.
|Individualized Treatment Plans
|CBP treatment plans are tailored to the patient’s unique situation to correct structural injuries, provide long-term relief and protect your future.
|Specific exercises are often used to strengthen components in the spine and support muscles, improving and helping to maintain spinal alignment.
It’s crucial to recognize that even when whiplash results in comparable symptoms among patients, the specifics of the structural damage can vary greatly. For instance, if excessive pressure affects a mid-neck vertebra, treatments designed for upper or lower neck issues may be ineffective or potentially worsen the situation. That’s why you must prioritize your health by seeking out a specialized chiropractor like PostureWorks.
Why You Need the Best Whiplash Chiropractor
When it comes to treatments, general care can’t compete with specialized treatment. At PostureWorks, our tailored care transcends the reactionary-based methods that are standard among other chiropractors, osteopaths and physical therapists. Instead, we emphasize a proactive strategy that harnesses advanced treatment techniques and precise software to address the root cause of your whiplash associated pain and bring you long-lasting relief and confidence.
PostureWorks, with board-certified Chiropractic BioPhysics practitioners, offers exclusive solutions for whiplash trauma in Lakewood, CO, and San Francisco, CA that other chiropractors can’t. The co-founders, also certified instructors, teach the technique globally, ensuring superior results. When we say we are the best whiplash chiropractors in the business, its not hyperbole, its a fact.
As a CBP-certified chiropractic care practitioner, PostureWorks provides uniquely crafted solutions for whiplash in Lakewood, CO and San Francisco, CA, that other chiropractors cannot. It’s what makes us the best whiplash chiropractors in the business.
Contact PostureWorks today to schedule your appointment with our expert whiplash chiropractors in Lakewood or San Francisco.
Chiropractic BioPhysics®, or CBP, is a deeply researched and results-oriented corrective care technique. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health and optimal function. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is conservative, painless, and non-invasive.