Whiplash and Auto Injury

Whiplash and Auto Injury, Onalaska, WI

We offer advanced whiplash treatment in Onalaska

Our Onalaska Wisonsin auto accident treatment clinic Offers

  • Free Exams & Consultations
  • 1 on 1 Chiropractic Exams
  • Full Body Spine X-Rays

Live Aligned whiplash clinic can schedule you today! Call us at (608) 519-2519 to book today!

Whiplash Treatment

Only about half the people who are involved in auto accidents ever fully recover from them, and a big reason for this surprisingly high number is that many people simply aren’t aware of the damage that was done in the accident. Sometimes the impact of a collision can cause a misalignment in the spine, or it can cause ligaments in the neck and shoulders to be permanently damaged, and if there is no pain associated with these occurrences, people tend to just let it go.

While this is very understandable, it can cause long-term issues with soreness, pain, and sometimes even difficulty with range of motion. Given enough time the spinal joints will degenerate in response to these injuries. That’s why your best course of action if you’ve been involved in an accident, is to come visit us at Live Aligned, your chiropractic Center in Onalaska, Wisconsin. Here you’ll get a free exam and consultation, and any issues resulting from your auto accident will be discussed with one of our highly skilled doctors.

Screening for Whiplash symptoms in Onalaska, WI

Since the effects of being in an auto accident and sustaining a whiplash injury can be so serious, you should be aware of any of the symptoms which might appear in the aftermath of an auto accident. Here are some of the most commonly occurring symptoms, and if you experience two or more of these, you have likely incurred whiplash, and should be evaluated for it immediately.

  • pain felt in the arms, shoulders, or upper back
  • headaches
  • neck pain
  • blurry vision
  • fatigue
  • difficulty sleeping
  • numbness or tingling felt in the fingers, hands, or arms
  • problems turning your head
  • a ringing sound which you notice in your ears
  • depression
  • dizziness

It’s very important that your spine is thoroughly examined by a competent spinal expert like our board certified, licensed Doctors of Chiropractic at Live Aligned. Even if you don’t feel any pain immediately, it’s very possible that some kind of damage occurred during impact, and that it will be manifested during the coming weeks and months.

Chiropractic care for whiplash

Most injuries resulting from whiplash affect the nerves and tissues in the immediate area around the spine, and that makes chiropractic care the absolute best approach to resolving any issues from the accident. Taking pain medication or anti-inflammation medications merely mask the symptoms of the injury. They do nothing to promote healing of the tissues. One of our skilled doctors will be able to diagnose any issues you have quickly and get right to the source of the problem.

Once the actual injured tissues have been identified, we then develop a program of treatment which will help you get back to normal. Chiropractic care is non-invasive, involving no surgery or drugs of any kind.

In many cases, some gentle spinal adjustments can provide immediate relief of pain associated with your whiplash injury. We also incorporate massage therapy and soft tissue techniques, so that the soft tissue affected can be rehabilitated.

All this will help us restore the normal structure and function of the spine, including re-aligning the spinal curvature which is often misaligned following a car accident. Sometimes stretches and exercises are recommended, as well as traction (stretching machines). All of these will contribute toward returning you to your pre-injury status.

Have you been in a recent auto injury?

You may not have felt any pain in the immediate aftermath of the accident, but it could very well have caused a misalignment in your spine, or in the area around your neck and shoulders. Contact us at Live Aligned in Onalaska, Wisconsin so we can give you a free consultation. If you had an accident awhile ago and have lingering issues we will identify the injured tissues and we’ll be able to recommend a program of treatment that will prevent any further worsening of the problem.