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Whiplash Injury Needs Specialized Chiropractic Care to Avoid Disability

Written By Atlas Chiropractic & Wellness on May 10, 2021

Whiplash Treatment Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that--in the short term--can cause neck stiffness and pain, decreased range of motion, pain in the upper arms, back and shoulders, blurred vision, headaches, and more.

As for longterm, if you don't get treated for whiplash, you risk developing chronic pain, chronic headaches, decreased range of motion, progressive degenerative changes in the joints of the spine, and increased risk for future disc problems.

At Atlas Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Duluth, we specialize in the atlas orthogonal adjustment technique for whiplash so you can recover as quickly as possible and protect yourself from disability.

Chiropractic Care and Whiplash 

Approximately two-thirds of people involved in motor vehicle accidents develop symptoms of whiplash. Symptoms usually take up to 48 hours to fully manifest and recovery time varies. Data shows that 45-85% of whiplash victims can still be suffering five years later, most of them due to the spine losing its correct curvature.

A test of neck movement can predict with up to 94% accuracy as to which people with whiplash injuries will be disabled a year later. People with less neck movement, greater pain intensity and other symptoms, such as dizziness, nausea and blurred vision, were more likely to be disabled a year after the accident.

Chiropractic care can help restore range of motion, ease away triggers causing pain, headaches and other symptoms, relax and rehabilitate neck muscles, and low force specific adjustments to your spine to put everything back in place, which restores range of motion and allows the body to heal. We maximize results with what’s called atlas orthogonal chiropractic.

Get the Atlas Orthogonal Treatment for Whiplash in Duluth

Atlas orthogonal is a safe, gentle and painless technique that taps into your body’s natural healing process. Using x-rays to identify areas in need of care, atlas orthogonal applies gentle touches to the affected area to correct the spine and allow your nervous system to function to its fullest. This translates into pain relief, elevated energy levels, faser healing, and more.

Dr. Trujillo is dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives by combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. The Atlas Chiropractic & Wellness Center is committed to bringing you back to better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care. 

Have questions or are interested in starting your journey toward wellness? Give us a call at (770) 495-3444 or go online and fill out our contact form.

Posted In: Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment Whiplash Treatment