The extreme pain of whiplash makes it nearly impossible to complete your daily tasks! Not only does whiplash cause pain and limited movement in the neck, but it may also cause headaches, back and shoulder pain, or numbness and tingling. Although the most common cause of whiplash is a car accident, it can also be brought on by sports, a fall, roller coasters, or any time your neck moves or jerks suddenly. When these sudden movements cause your head to snap forward or backward quickly, it is likely to cause strained neck muscles and add extra tension to your spine. Since the pain may not always be immediate, you may not link the symptoms you’re feeling with a particular incident or injury. Bozeman chiropractor Dr. Cary Gentry at Waypoint Chiropractic is here to help you get to the source of your whiplash pain and help you find relief soon!
When you’re in pain, your first instinct may be to reach for an over-the-counter pain reliever to ease your symptoms. While this may work for a time, all this is doing is masking the underlying symptoms and potentially creating more problems within the body. Until the source of pain is identified and dealt with, the pain cycle will continue. Studies show that 93% of those who sought care with a chiropractor reported a substantial improvement in symptoms. Instead of reaching for the medication, which may possibly lead to unwanted side effects, consider chiropractic adjustments with our Gallatin County chiropractor, Dr. Gentry.
The reason why chiropractic care is so successful at relieving whiplash is that it identifies and addresses the root issue of the problem, rather than just masking the symptoms. Dr. Gentry is able to help restore the range of motion in your neck which minimizes inflammation and further alleviates pain. After examining your spine, he can identify spinal misalignments and correct these areas to help with the stiffness and pain. There have been several studies conducted exploring the benefits of chiropractic care for whiplash. Case studies conducted on chiropractic care for whiplash have produced remarkable results that show the effectiveness of chiropractic in helping with whiplash recovery. In one case study, 41 people with whiplash symptoms visited a chiropractor for 10 weeks. Initially, their average pain rating was 7.1 out of 10. After regular chiropractic care, the pain level was reduced to only 0.6!
Since chiropractic care focuses on the whole spine, as well as the muscles surrounding it and the entire central nervous system, it is a great way to find relief from the painful symptoms of whiplash. Dr. Gentry uses a non-invasive method for offering relief from whiplash and provides relief from related pain. He can ensure that all parts and functions of the body are once again working properly by restoring nerve communication so that you can not only find relief from pain, but also to make sure that you are feeling your very best again soon.
Don’t let the pain of whiplash keep you or someone you love from enjoying life. Dr. Gentry welcomes practice members from all over Montana to our offices in Bozeman in Gallatin County. Dr. Gentry and his entire team are passionate about helping those looking for natural relief from their pain and discomfort. We are here to help in the healing process of whiplash, so book an appointment with Waypoint Chiropractic today!
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