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When someone is struck from behind following an auto accident many people tend to experience whiplash. This occurs when the head and neck is forcefully thrust forward and then backwards again. This is what doctors and chiropractors call neck strain or neck sprain. In accidents where patients suffer whiplash injuries, the damage affects the discs, nerve roots, intervertebral joints, the ligaments and the cervical muscles. At Lynch Chiropractic Center in Lexington, our chiropractor can provide a comprehensive treatment plan to treat your whiplash.
The symptoms associated with whiplash may not be visible or noticeable until 24 hours or longer. Sometimes the initial shock of an impact to the body is not felt at the time of the accident. However, once things settle down, the body begins to experience or show signs of whiplash. However, an auto accident is not the only way people get whiplash. Sports and physical activities are other ways people can end up with whiplash.
Unlike doctors, a chiropractor offers holistic and alternative treatments to treat a variety of physical ailments. When you visit our chiropractor, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your accident or injury. Our chiropractor may then perform a physical exam to check the flexibility of your joints. This is called ROM or range-of-motion. What we are looking for are signs of tenderness and movement limitation following pain.
We normally order an X-ray to confirm or rule out other possible causes of your pain such as arthritis. Other tests we may order are MRIs, and CT scans. These tests show us if there is any inflammation build up in the nerves, spinal cords or soft tissue areas. Sometimes a PET scan may be necessary, if brain injury damage is suspected. After all the tests are in and are evaluated, we can then move forward with a treatment plan.
Here at Lynch Chiropractic Center in Lexington, we offer chiropractic services, using a holistic approach to healing, including exercises and relaxation techniques. To get started on your treatment or to get an evaluation, give us a call at (859) 266-1999 or visit our Lexington chiropractic office at 2505 Larkin Rd #202.