Whiplash Injury Treatments
Gainesville Chiropractor for Whiplash Injuries
When it comes to treatment for a whiplash injury, local residents place their trust in the hands of Gainesville chiropractor Charles Tucker.
What is Whiplash?
The term "whiplash" is a non-medical term referring to the range of possible injuries to the neck that can result from forceful, sudden or severe jerks to the head, most commonly sustained during a rear-end automobile accident, though sports-related accidents, physical abuse, and other trauma can also result in the same injury. This type of neck injury happens when the head suddenly moves backward and then forward, creating a "whip" effect.
How to Treat Whiplash with Chiropractic Care
Many people turn to the hands-on techniques that are used by a chiropractor for whiplash injuries. There are several traditional types of chiropractic whiplash treatment that chiropractors commonly utilize to treat neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain and other areas of the body. Typically, this treatment involves manual therapy, and more specifically, manipulation of the spine, joints, and soft tissues. However, it can also involve counseling on health and lifestyle changes.
Each case of whiplash is unique, and therefore the chiropractic treatment of whiplash cannot be generalized. Upon examination, the patient's primary dysfunctions will be evaluated and the appropriate course of treatment will be determined.
There are many benefits to chiropractic treatment, including:
- Patients enjoy a natural, drug-free approach to treating their injuries
- Improved nerve communication in the body
- Improved joint motion and coordination
- Improved physical function and performance
- Improved posture
- Relief from joint pain
- Relief from pain of the neck, back, and shoulders
- Relief from pain in the legs, knees, feet, and ankles
The list of benefits continues, but it is easy to see that chiropractic care can be extremely helpful for many people.
Activator Method for Treatment of their Whiplash Injuries
Gainesville chiropractor Dr. Charles Tucker provides excellent, non-surgical approaches to pain management. His preferred method of treating whiplash uses the Activator Method, which is a non-evasive and pain-free type of treatment. Different from manipulation methods which involve physically moving the affected joint, the Activator Method focuses on targeting an explicit high-speed, low-displacement pulse to an exact location necessary to conduct the needed alignment. Using a small, hand-held device, Dr. Tucker is able to meticulously direct treatment to the exact source of the pain or discomfort. Being able to localize treatment to such an exact region removes the need for the twisting, cracking, and popping that is commonly associated with a visit to the chiropractor's office.
Contact Us Today to Begin Treatment for Your Whiplash Injury
If you would like more information regarding how the Activator Method or to set up an appointment with Dr. Tucker, please contact our office and take the first step toward whole body wellness.
Dr. Tucker has a personal experience with the benefits of chiropractic on whiplash injuries. As a child, Dr. Tucker was involved in a serious car accident that left him suffering from severe migraines associated with whiplash. His parents took him to a chiropractor, and after receiving treatment, Dr. Tucker finally found relief from his recurring migraines. This experience led him on the path to becoming a chiropractor. If you’re suffering from whiplash, contact Dr. Tucker today.