Whiplash & Laser Therapy
So you were in a car accident today and you feel fine. The next morning you wake up and your neck is stiff and sore. You brush it off thinking that it is just a strain and will go away. A couple of days pass and you wake up with a headache; these are signs of classic whiplash.
Whiplash happens when your neck is forced into a rapid back and forth movement and is most common in car accidents; although it can happen in a sports injury or any trauma involving the neck. The tendons and ligaments are stretched quickly beyond their normal range of motion and have micro-tears. Inflammation sets in quickly. The longer these symptoms are left untreated the more damage a whiplash can cause, often creating a cycle of chronic pain.
With this type injury the spinal bones in the neck are often compromised as well causing misalignment.
Chiropractic adjustments gently corrects injury to spinal bones caused by whiplash.
Bioflex Laser therapy is effective therapy in reducing pain and inflammation caused by whiplash and the headaches that come with the injury.
Laser therapy uses red light to relieve pain, increase blood flow and allow the body to reduce inflammation. The infrared light is used to accelerate the healing process, stimulating healing and tissue renewal on a cellular level. When the light source is placed against the skin, the photons penetrate several centimeters and get absorbed by the mitochondria, the energy producing part of the cell. This energy fuels many positive physiological responses resulting in the restoration of normal cell function. Our laser pads have the ability to cover a larger area enabling us to treat the entire area, enabling us to treat the entire area where the injury is focused.
Our office is dedicated to finding natural health care solutions, call today for complimentary consultation.