-Whiplash Treatment Joondalup-

If you’ve suffered a car crash, fall or simply moved your head too quickly you could develop whiplash. Whiplash is a hyperflexion-Hyperextension injury to the neck. Research has shown that during whiplash injury, such as that which occurs in a rear end vehicle collision, the neck is forced into an abnormal S-shape which severely alters normal neck movement. Along with this you may sprain the ligaments and strain the muscles in your neck making you very sore.

Your symptoms after a whiplash injury may not develop until months (or even longer) after the initial incident. To make matters more difficult the initial symptoms of whiplash don’t show up on X-ray. This means that you must be examined by a trained professional, such as the clinicians at Lakeside Chiropractic, in order to receive an accurate and timely diagnosis.

The Lakeside Chiropractors will examine your neck and assess its joint motion and muscle tone. Normally, the joints in your neck move smoothly and are self-lubricating. After suffering a whiplash injury, the joints will be forced together and not move as well. This will cause irritation to the surrounding muscles, ligaments, discs and possibly even the nerve roots. You may also suffer dizziness due to damage to the proprioceptors in your ligaments.

Your Lakeside Chiropractor will advise you on an appropriate treatment plan using techniques ranging from chiropractic, physical therapy, osteopathy and massage. This will give you the best possible chance to recover from your injuries using the best value chiropractic treatment in Perth!

If you’ve suffered whiplash or would like advice call or  visit Lakeside Chiropractic, you can book an appointment by calling the clinic on 9300 0095.

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