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Whiplash Treatment in Athens

auto injuries are commonly helped by seeing a chiropractor

WHAT IS WHIPLASH?

Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs as a result of a forceful, rapid back and forth motion of the head and neck. Horn Family Chiropractic is your car accident chiropractor in Athens.


CAUSES OF WHIPLASH

  • Rear-end auto accidents (MOST COMMON)
  • Sports injuries
  • Physical Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Falls

SYMPTOMS OF WHIPLASH

  • Neck pain
  • Stiffness
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Tingling and numbness in the arms
  • Tenderness in the neck, upper back and shoulders on palpation
  • Blurred Vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty Concentrating

Symptoms of Whiplash typically occur within 24 hours of injury.  However, many people don’t even realize they have received a whiplash injury until weeks or months later when the problem becomes persistent and leads to other issues.


COMMON RESULTS OF WHIPLASH

When a whiplash occurs, several things can happen to the spine and the surrounding soft tissue structures, such as:

  • Disc bulges and herniation
  • Subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine),
  • Injured bones in the spine
  • Irritated and damaged nerves
  • Sprained ligaments and strained muscles in the neck

WE APPROACH WHIPLASH INJURIES DIFFERENTLY IN ATHENS PA

  • We start with a thorough evaluation, which includes a detailed history and full physical exam to determine the cause and extent of your injury.
  • We examine your spine for misalignments (SUBLUXATIONS).
  • X-rays will be taken to evaluate the physical structure of your spine.
  • Our assessment will determine the exact treatment necessary.

HOW WE TREAT DISC INJURIES DEPENDS ON YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS:

  • SPECIFIC CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your spinal nerves
  • SPECIALIZED MYOFASCIAL TECHNIQUES to address tension in the musculature of your neck, upper back, and shoulders
  • CERVICAL DECOMPRESSION to reduce long-standing pressure on the nerves of the cervical spine
  • DEEP TISSUE LASER THERAPY used to relieve pain and reduce inflammation in order to speed recovery.
  • RECOMMENDATIONS on nutrition, posture, ergonomics, corrective exercises, and relaxation techniques to relieve joint and nerve irritation and tension in the muscles of the lower back.

***DON’T WAIT UNTIL YOUR PAIN GETS WORSE.  CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY, OR CLICK THE NEW PATIENT SPECIAL BUTTON TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE TO FIND OUT HOW WE CAN HELP YOU.***

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Tuesday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Wednesday
7:15am - 11:00am


Thursday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Friday
7:15am - 11:00am


Saturday
Closed

Horn Family Chiropractic
29767 Route 220
Athens, PA 18810
(570) 882-9009

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