When people think about car accidents, one of the first injuries that springs to mind is whiplash. That’s for good reason: it can have a major impact on the body. Dr. Mark Carlo at Largo Injury Pain Relief Center, in Largo, FL can offer relief when you are suffering from whiplash pain.
When you suffer from whiplash, it snaps your neck back and forth. That causes the vertebrae a lot of stress and the soft tissue also takes a beating. Spinal manipulation helps to get the vertebrae in the neck and the back into alignment. When the neck and back are in alignment, the impulses from the brain travel freely to other parts of the body. It is probably the first treatment your chiropractor will provide after you come in for your initial whiplash evaluation.
Electrical muscle stimulation
The muscles in your upper back, neck, and shoulders can be really painful after you get whiplash. Electrical muscle stimulation is a therapy that helps the muscles to relax so that they can be more receptive to treatment and relieve tense muscle pain.
Massage therapy is a great complement to chiropractic treatment. Therapeutic massage can help with the myofascial release of the trigger points that may be responsible for some of the pain involved in whiplash. It also relaxes the soft tissues so that other therapy that the chiropractor suggests works better. It can be vigorous and deep, or it can be gentle and relaxing. Different situations call for different massage techniques.
Ice pack cryotherapy
In the immediate aftermath of an injury like whiplash, ice-pack cryotherapy can help to numb the pain and reduce inflammation. It can also work well after the initial injury to help with muscle spasms.
Cold laser therapy
Cold laser therapy uses wavelengths of light to accelerate the healing process. The laser stimulates cellular healing and dilates blood vessels.
Ultrasound therapy vibrates deep tissues and breaks up scars. It reduces the pain in the soft tissues and the joints and increases the blood flow to the area that is injured.
Contact Dr. Carlo at Largo Injury Pain Relief Center, in Largo, FL when you need whiplash pain relief. For an appointment, call 727-585-8888 or reach out via our website.