Whiplash & Auto Injury Treatment

Whiplash Treatment in Edina, MN

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Our Edina Chiropractic Clinic offer whiplash treatments. Call us at (952) 835-6750 to schedule your appointment today!

If you are a resident living anywhere in the area around Edina, Minnesota, you may not have been aware that there is world-class chiropractic treatment available to you in the city. Chiropractic Health & Wellness was founded by Dr. Tim Fargo and he has now been providing top-notch treatment to the community for over 35 years. His services are in great demand, even by professional athletes. Dr. Fargo his treated more than 100 members of the Minnesota Vikings football team, and he will take the same thorough and meticulous approach to caring for you.

People can injure their spines in many different ways. One of the most common injuries is referred to as “whiplash”. A whiplash injury is a sudden jerking motion of the head and neck, forward and backward, that exerts an extreme force on the joints of the spine, the brain and spinal cord, and other tissues of the body. This phenomenon commonly occurs when a car is either rear-ended or strikes an object from the front or side. Whiplash injuries can also occur while playing sports or even experiencing a slip and fall accident. This sudden force on the spine and other tissue can cause damage to muscles, ligaments, tendons, spinal discs, nerves, the spinal cord, and even the brain. Some of these injuries may not cause immediate pain following the crash. However, sometimes days, weeks or even months later pain and symptoms can begin. The doctors at Chiropractic Health & Wellness have a great deal of experience treating injuries like these and will know exactly how to care for you.

What happens in a whiplash injury?

Although whiplash describes the whip like action of your head and neck jerking forward and backward suddenly, there is a lot more that can happen internally when you’re subjected to such an impact. You can have disc herniation or bulges, spinal bones can be fractured, nerves in the neck and spine can become irritated or damaged, there can be misalignment of spinal vertebrae and you can have pulled muscles or even torn ligaments in the neck or other parts of the spine. Very few of these conditions will heal properly of their own accord. In fact, only 50% of all people injured in motor vehicle collisions ever fully recover. Half of these people have problems severe enough to cause permanent impairment or disability. Injuries, such as those caused by whiplash, are best treated by a chiropractor trained and experienced in the management of traumatic injuries.

If you are wondering how you can tell whether your body is experiencing any of the negative impact of a whiplash injury, below you will find listed a number of common symptoms:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Pain when you try to turn or bend your head
  • Upper back pain
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the shoulders or arms
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Tingling or numbness that you feel in the arms, hands, or fingers
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Blurry vision
  • Short term memory loss
  • Confusion

When any of these symptoms appear after you have been involved in an auto collision, you should consult your Edina, Minnesota, chiropractor immediately. The most important step to getting better is for a doctor to properly diagnose what tissues have been injured. In short, you can’t get better if you don’t know what’s wrong. A thorough history of the crash and an examination of all the areas where injuries may have occurred is extremely important. In most cases, x-rays are taken to measure how much the injuries have affected the spine. In automobile injuries a more thorough set of x-rays is usually needed to determine the extent of damage to spinal ligaments. By fully addressing any issues identified as soon as possible, the chances of developing major problems with lasting effects is significantly reduced. You will also feel better because you will know exactly what the problem is and you won’t have to lose sleep wondering what’s going on with your body.

Why chiropractic treatment for whiplash?

Most whiplash type injuries have a direct impact on the spine. The nerves in other tissues in the area around the spine can also be stretched, torn or pinched. That’s why chiropractic treatment at Chiropractic Health & Wellness in Edina is ideal for handling such events. Our doctors of chiropractic receive extensive training on injuries and trauma to the spine. Only properly trained chiropractors will be able to accurately determine which areas of the body have been damaged, as well as the severity of the injury. That will lead directly into developing an ideal program of care to correct whatever damage has been done. This will help minimize the potential of long-term effects from the injuries.

Most people actually enjoy chiropractic treatment because it takes a noninvasive approach, so there is no recovery time necessary following treatment. Chiropractic care is safe! Doctors of chiropractic have one of the lowest malpractice insurance rates in the healthcare industry because their treatment is safe compared to prescription drugs and surgery. In the majority of cases, spinal adjustments that are performed by one of our skilled doctors can begin the healing process immediately. This prevents the worsening of your condition and reduces the chance of any long-term pain and suffering. If you have ever suffered an injury which might be considered a “whiplash”, you should contact the experts at Chiropractic Health & Wellness, so that you can get on the road to recovery immediately.

Contact us today

If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident, and has undergone some degree of whiplash injury, you should contact us right away at Chiropractic Health & Wellness. We can provide you with a free consultation, so you’ll know where you stand, and you also know what needs to be done about your injuries. We won’t just treat the affected areas; will also take a holistic view of your injuries in the context of the entire body, and will work to determine the actual source of discomfort.

Call us today, so you don’t have to be in pain or discomfort any longer than necessary.