whiplash treatment

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Whiplash is one of the most common injuries suffered in auto accidents, and it’s one we treat frequently here at Foundation Chiropractic. Without prompt treatment, this neck injury can cause months of needless suffering, lost time at work, sleep disturbances and chronic pain issues. Get your whiplash treatment from the experienced chiropractors at Foundation Chiropractic, serving the Orem and Lehi, Utah, areas.

While whiplash is often caused by a car accident, it can occur from any forcible blow such as a sports injury or physical attack. Whiplash occurs when the head is “whipped” back and forth quickly and forcefully, injuring the neck.

Whiplash Injuries in Orem & Lehi

Many patients come to Foundation Chiropractic seeking whiplash treatment who may never have been to a chiropractor before. One of the reasons for this is that traditional Western medicine offers little relief for whiplash, outside of painkillers and rest.

Today, many patients are understandably afraid of taking prescription painkillers, and ibuprofen and acetaminophen are hardly effective weapons against whiplash pain.

The chiropractors at Foundation Chiropractic use a variety of methods to treat whiplash based on each individual patient’s circumstances. We begin by interviewing you about the situation that led to your whiplash, the extent and location of your pain, and other important factors.

Chiropractic Whiplash Treatment

We may perform a spinal manipulation to treat your whiplash, and we also may perform gentle stretches and use massage techniques. Sometimes trigger points are involved in whiplash injury pain, and we may be able to release some of this pain by activating pressure points along your spinal column or in your neck.

If you have had any other lingering pain or discomfort in your back or neck that has been exacerbated by your whiplash, our chiropractors can treat this at the same time.

We may further prescribe exercises for you to perform at home in between appointments to help loosen your muscles and hasten your healing. Our chiropractors may also suggest you limit certain activities during your whiplash treatment period and practice good ergonomics by paying attention to your posture and not hunching over your computer or slouching in chairs.

If your whiplash is the result of an auto accident, Foundation Chiropractic will work with your insurance company and your lawyer, if you have one, to provide all the documentation you need regarding your treatment.

Whiplash Treatment at Foundation Chiropractic

If you suffer a whiplash injury, trust the chiropractors at Foundation Chiropractic to provide the best whiplash treatment in the Orem-Lehi area. Our chiropractors have many years of experience treating whiplash victims and helping them regain their range of movement and pain-free lifestyle.