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Whiplash Treatment in Manhattan, KS

Whiplash is a painful and potentially serious accident injury that should be treated right away at Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic. We provide comprehensive chiropractic care in Manhattan, KS, to patients experiencing acute or chronic pain linked to their injury. Our team of chiropractors delivers non-invasive whiplash treatment using drug-free techniques and healing therapies. We will use state-of-the-art imaging equipment to examine the spine for musculoskeletal damage that is not visible to the naked eye.

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What is Whiplash?

Whiplash, or neck sprain, occurs from a sudden forward then backward thrusting of the head during a car crash. A forceful head-on impact from a fall or while playing contact sports can also cause neck sprain. A severe head impact can push the spine out of alignment or dislocate the spinal bones and joints. It can tear neck muscles, tendons, or ligaments, rupture intervertebral discs, or compress the nerves in the spinal column. 

Typical Whiplash Symptoms

A dull aching, sharp, excruciating, or debilitating neck pain can develop. It may worsen when you try to move the neck in a certain direction or spread to the shoulder, arm, upper back, or chest. Other symptoms are:

  • Neck stiffness
  • Neck instability
  • Headache or migraine
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Limited range of motion
  • Dizziness or blurred vision

Why You Should Get Immediate Whiplash Treatment

Although about two-thirds of the people involved in a car crash suffer a whiplash, many of them do not seek treatment right away because they feel fine. However, delayed treatment increases the risk of chronic neck, shoulder, or back pain and reduced range of motion due to underlying injuries. Failure to receive timely treatment can also result in a personal injury insurance claim denial. 

Chiropractic Care in Manhattan for Whiplash

A thorough evaluation and other tests are typically performed to identify the injury and the source of the pain before tailoring your holistic wellness plan. Your multi-faceted treatment program may include:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments: Hand or instrument-based adjustment techniques, such as the Gonstead technique, is used to gently realign the spine. Adjustments relieve neck, back, and nerve pain, improve flexibility, stimulate soft tissue healing, and enhance nervous system functions. 
  • Cervical Decompression: Motorized traction is used to stretch the spine and relieve pain by taking the pressure off the spinal cord and restoring bulging or herniated disc material. It also improves blood circulation to help heal injured bones, nerves, and soft tissue. 
  • Corrective Exercises: Help to rehabilitate and strengthen the injured soft tissue as well as increase range of motion.

Receive Whiplash Treatment in Manhattan, KS

Immediate chiropractic care in Manhattan provides effective pain relief while helping to prevent permanent musculoskeletal damage or loss of mobility. Call Sorell-Iversen Chiropractic Clinic today at 785-776-7568 to schedule a consultation. We often do same day appointments.