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South Plainfield Chiropractic Office Helps Whiplash

Whiplash Treatment

One of the most common injuries that people suffer from after an auto accident in South Plainfield is whiplash. When a chiropractor books an appointment to see a patient after a car accident, it is often to treat the pain that results from a whiplash injury.

What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a term that is used by the medical profession to describe a neck injury that occurs as the result of a car accident. Being hit from behind or “rear-ended” is one of the most common type of auto accidents and the one most likely to produce whiplash. When you are hit from behind, the head whips back and then forward, causing the injury.

How Is It Diagnosed?

When a South Plainfield chiropractic office diagnoses a whiplash injury, your entire spine will be evaluated to ensure the only injury is in the neck. They will look for any areas that display poor range of motion, muscle spasm, general weakness, and pain. In the acute phase, you probably won’t be able to turn your head comfortably and your head may hurt. Your chiropractor will also feel around your neck and back looking for tender spots and tightness.

Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash

When whiplash is still in the acute stage, a chiropractor may use gentle stretching, ultrasound, and other techniques in an effort to reduce inflammation. You might also be advised to apply ice in order to reduce the swelling. After the initial swelling has subsided and the pain lessens, the treatment will turn to spinal manipulation to restore the normal blood flow and motion to your neck.
No one likes the thought of getting into a car accident, but you have little control over being hit from behind when you’re driving. If you think you may have whiplash, the key is to seek attention as soon as possible. If you’re not in a medical emergency, book an appointment with our team at Chiropractic Health & Rehabilitation Center so we can assess the situation and get started on the appropriate chiropractic treatment.

At Chiropractic Health & Rehabilitation Center our team is here to help answer your questions.  Please feel free to contact us today.

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Chiropractic South Plainfield NJ Chiropractic Health & Rehabilitation Center

Chiropractic Health & Rehabilitation Center
904 Oak Tree Avenue Suite E
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 755-3646

“She (Dr. Patel) treated my case with utmost care. She spent time to understand, analyze the cause of my problems before she started the treatment. Her treatment has been very effective. She’s very cordial, makes you feel at home & has a very positive attitude.”

- R.R.

“Dr. Patel was extremely courteous, professional and helpful. She assured me that she would do her best to get my back to normal as quickly as possible. She definitely kept her word.”

- M.K.

“I was happy to have found Dr. Mital Patel. I went to her once or twice a week for four weeks. Dr. Patel’s treatment reduced my neck pain within two adjustments.”

- C.W.

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904 Oak Tree Avenue Suite E
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

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