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A Los Angeles whiplash injury can leave you with chronic pain and restricted mobility for months or even years after the accident occurs. You do not need to be in a serious car accident to suffer from this pain. Accidents at speeds as slow as 5mph can cause serious damage to the musculoskeletal system. At Joga Chiropractic Center, our West Los Angeles and Westchester chiropractor offers the latest in whiplash injury pain management. By following a whole body approach to whiplash injury treatment, we treat the root cause for your pain, delivering long-lasting pain relief while supporting your body’s natural healing process.
A whiplash injury occurs when the force of a rear-impact accident “whips” the cervical spine beyond its normal range of motion, abruptly knocking the neck backwards and forwards. This whipping acting can knock the spine out of alignment, causing nerve compression and straining the muscles. Common symptoms of whiplash injury include neck pain, headaches at the base of the neck, soreness and stiffness in the neck, difficulty concentrating on simple tasks, and difficulty sleeping at night. While medication can relieve the immediate pain you may be experiencing, drugs are limited in their ability to deliver long-lasting pain relief. Once the medication wears off, your pain will return. That’s no way to live your life!
Chiropractic adjustments are an effective, drug-free pain treatment option that relieves your pain by directly addressing the root cause. Unlike medication that only “covers up” pain symptoms, adjustments correct the underlying spinal misalignment that is compressing the nerves and causing your pain. Our gentle adjustments are safe and effective for individuals of all ages. Cervical spine adjustments correct the underlying cause for your pain – a cervical spine misalignment – by reducing nerve compression.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, you may also benefit from complementary therapies like massage therapy. Therapeutic massage of the neck and shoulders relieves tension trapped within the muscles following a whiplash injury. If you find it painful to turn your neck from side to side, for example, massage can help restore your natural mobility. Massage brings fresh, oxygen-rich blood to the injured soft tissues, which supports your body’s natural healing process.
After a car accident, prompt whiplash injury treatment can help speed the recovery process and prevent the development of long-term pain. If you have recently been in a car accident, a diagnostic exam with our West Los Angeles and Westchester chiropractor Dr. Joga is the best way to determine the extent of your whiplash injuries and the appropriate treatment course. Dr. Joga customizes all of her treatment programs to your specific pain management and injury rehabilitation needs. This includes corrective care exercises for safely restoring a full range of mobility to the cervical spine while minimizing inflammation and swelling that can aggravate pain.
Don’t allow a whiplash injury to stop you from living a full life. To learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care and physical therapy for whiplash pain management, call Joga Chiropractic Center today at 310-421-4473.