Whiplash Treatment in Knoxville, TN
Our chiropractor, Dr. Nathan Leavitt, offers whiplash treatment in Knoxville, TN. Whiplash is a severe neck injury that usually occurs during car accidents. The neck injury tends to be worse if the driver is read ended.
The Mechanics of Whiplash
Whiplash is considered a severe neck injury because it stretches the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the neck well beyond their normal ranges of motion. This causes significant soft tissue damage, and if the force on the neck was great enough, it can result in slight misalignments of the vertebrae in the neck
Symptoms of Whiplash
It is important to understand that whiplash symptoms can start out mild and increase in severity over several days or a couple of weeks. Most people do not notice any symptoms directly after the accident. On the eve of the accident, they may notice some neck stiffness and a little tenderness. Over the course of the next 72 hours, the individual may experience neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain. Headaches, blurry vision and trouble concentrating and sleeping are also common symptoms of a neck injury. If you have been in a car accident and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to schedule an appointment with our West Knoxville auto accident chiropractor.
Car Accident Injury Chiropractic Care with our Knoxville Chiropractor
Car accident injury chiropractic care with our Knoxville chiropractor can help reduce your symptoms and heal your neck injury. In fact, the first goal of all of our treatment programs is to reduce your neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain so that you can feel better, sleep better and stay active.
When the cervical vertebrae are misaligned due to a car accident injury, we often recommend chiropractic adjustments. This treatment helps gently push the vertebrae in the neck back into their proper positions, which reduces inflammation and pain.
Massage therapy helps with neck stiffness and pain and can decrease your recovery time by increasing circulation and helping lower any edema. If you get a massage prior to your adjustment, you may notice that your adjustment lasts longer, which gives your neck more time to heal between appointments.
Electric Muscle Stimulation
Electric muscle stimulation can help with muscle stiffness and pain. This treatment involves receiving a low level of electrical voltage. It is typically just enough to cause the muscle to contract and relax.
To schedule an appointment with our West Knoxville auto accident chiropractor for your auto accident injury pain, call us at (865) 287-5904. When you call, ask about our new patient specials.