Whiplash Complications and Treatment Options

Whiplash, Neck Injury, Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Neck Trauma, Pain Relief, Natural Relief

Whiplash involves pain that no one wants to deal with regardless of the initial cause of the injury. Maybe it was something as simple as the driver behind you checking a text instead of paying attention to the road, and now you have to deal with the consequences, and not just that one day but perhaps for many months and years to come. That is why it is important to seek the proper relief care for whiplash as soon as possible when an injury occurs.

While many just feel like they can “wait out” the pain with bed rest, it is important to stop the damage caused by a whiplash injury from continuing to worsen. Consider the following suggestions for ways to cope with such an injury.

4 Whiplash Relief Care

Cold – Ice immediately following an injury is important. This reduces inflammation. Place an ice pack on your neck for 20 to 30 minutes every few hours. Be sure to wrap the ice pack in a cloth towel so that it does not touch your skin directly.

Heat – After you have used ice for a few days, you can switch over to heat. Heat improves blood flow. You don’t want to do this until the swelling has gone down, which is why you want only to use ice for a few days before switching to heat.

Cervical Collar – If recommended by your doctor, you may end up wearing a neck brace to keep everything aligned properly. However, this is not always the best way to treat whiplash, so only get such a collar if a doctor suggests it.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic – An upper cervical chiropractor will make gentle adjustments that do not involve any popping or twisting that could further damage neck tissue.

Consequences of Whiplash

Hyperextension of the neck can lead to many other chronic issues including migraines, vertigo, and various systemic health conditions. To avoid these consequences, seek the assistance of an upper cervical chiropractor. We can correct any misalignments before further damage takes place.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins, call 248-780-8864 or just click the button below area.

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If you are outside of the local area you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Dr. Chris Perkins Chiropractor Farmington Hills Mi.

Meet Dr. Christopher Perkins

Dr. Perkins grew up in Novi, Michigan and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with a focus on Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Chris is well known in the community for his public speaking and holds a number of professional certifications. We are proud to say that Dr. Perkins and Perkins Family Wellness has been recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit  for 3 years in row.

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"After 30 plus years of almost daily headaches and increasing severe debilitating migraines, I am pain free. I had tried everything, including 3 different chiropractors, medical tests, food allergy tests, special prism glasses, massage, etc. Dr. Perkins was a life changer for sure. Thanks to Dr. Perkins, I now know what it is like to live without pain. For someone with my headache history, this is a miracle"... Kathy Hiatt
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