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MN Chiropractic Treatments for Whiplash And Neck Pain Champlin

Whiplash Causes The exact injury mechanism that causes whiplash injuries is unknown. A whiplash injury may be the result of impulsive stretching of the spine, mainly the ligament: anterior longitudinal ligament which is stretched or tears, as the head snaps forward and then back again causing a whiplash injury. Whiplash may be caused by any motion similar to a rear-end collision in a motor vehicle, such as may take place on a roller coaster  or other rides at an amusement park, sports injuries such as skiing accidents, other modes of transportation such as airplane travel, or from being hit, kicked or shaken. Shaken baby syndrome can result in a whiplash injury. Whiplash Symptoms Symptoms reported by sufferers include: pain and aching to the neck and back, referred pain to the shoulders, sensory disturbance (such as pins and needles) to the arms & legs and headaches. Symptoms can appear directly after the injury, but often are not felt until days afterwards. Whiplash is usually confined to the spinal cord, and the most common areas of the spinal cord affected by whiplash are the neck, and the mid-back (middle of the spine). Depending on the nature and severity of any continuing symptoms, the doctor may refer the patient to another Doctor of Chiropractic who specializes in the rehabilitation of these types of injuries. The doctor may also encourage physical therapy and monitor the patient for other injuries that may have been aggravated. Until you can see a doctor you might want to ice down the trouble areas using a wrapped cloth and null the pain with an over the counter pain killer.  Many people take rest for granted but the truth is getting proper rest can help your mental mind state become...

Involved In A Car Accident? First Shock, Then Pain…Now What?

Learn What Insurance Companies Are Hiding From YOU! Auto accident victims seldom know their rights and responsibilities. Without knowledge, they can end up frustrated, lost, and victimized. Not only that, by the time an auto accident victim finds out he or she has been either misinformed or taken advantage of, it’s often too late. You may even be experiencing pain and discomfort and don’t know what you should do, or even feel a little guilty worrying about your health or your rights. Well…. You Are Not Alone! After an accident, most victims spend more time figuring out how they are going to fix their car and what they are going to drive than on their rights and possible hidden injuries. There are currently thousands of auto accident victims who are living a life of misery and pain because they did not learn their rights and options as an auto accident victim. Learn What Insurance Companies Don’t Want You To Know! The reason for is the impact that is caused when the automobile stops and the bodies inside continue to move. The technical term for this is cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) trauma or syndrome. This describes the injuries of the vertebrae and neck, and the muscles that support them. Many people choose to settle with the insurance company so they can get their car fixed quickly. Unfortunately, insurance settlements include all damages, including injuries. That nagging stiffness in your neck is very on its way to be a full-blown injury. Your doctor will usually take a wait and see approach, and prescribe Motrin or some other medication to help alleviate the...

When To Visit Your Chiropractor After A Car Accident

Chiropractic Care After An Auto Accident If you have been in an auto accident, don’t assume that you escaped injury. Even if you are not currently in pain, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to become noticeable. A medium accident happens between 20 and 45 MPH and causes a lot more damage to the body. You may or may not even feel hurt right after the crash. This type of accident can cause lots of different injuries including hairline fractures in bones and whiplash in the neck, but you may not feel the pain for a couple of days. Realignment of the spine and other bones is crucial in this situation. Anything above 45 MPH is a serious accident and can have major repercussions to your health for the rest of your life. I got in one of these crashes more than ten years ago and my neck still gets tight every time the temperature begins to fall dramatically. It doesn’t matter if you walk away from this accident, or are transported by an ambulance; you need to see your doctor right away to look for problems you may not even know you have. Internal bleeding and broken bones need to be fixed right away and the adrenaline released into your system during an accident can cover up the pain completely. You need a doctor who specializes in the treatment for whiplash and other auto accident injuries. Chiropractors are trained to identify injuries that may not show any immediate symptoms. Whether you are sore or not, you...

Chiropractic Care For Whiplash Victims

Have You Been Involved In An Auto Accident? Most whiplash injuries occur while sitting stationary in your car, usually from a rear-end collision. They can also be caused by any force that causes your head to snap back and forth in a traumatic manner, even while playing. What happens seconds after the accident can have tragic consequences. What you do about it hours, days even weeks after, can forever affect your health. In a rear-end collision and upon impact, your body pushes deeply into your seat. Your head, momentarily isolated by your neck, delays its reaction while your body quickly reaches the limits of your seat. Your body then instantly changes directions, moving forward to the limits of your seat belt. Now, your head starts moving backward in the opposite direction. Unrestrained by a seat belt, your head is jerked back and then forward beyond its normal limits. Don’t be mislead by the minimal damage to your vehicle; people react differently than glass, plastic and metal. An immediate chiropractic examination is essential. Pain medication won’t heal inflamed tendons and ligaments. Muscle relaxers won’t heal torn muscles. A cervical collar won’t restore a graceful forward spinal curve. Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments help assure proper healing by restoring proper motion and position of individual spinal bones. Consider chiropractic and acupuncture to help restore proper motion, proper positioning of spinal bones, and to speed healing.  We can help you get well and stay well after the trauma of whiplash injury. Are you worried about the medical bills?  Minnesota is a No Fault state which means that every Minnesota auto insurance policy includes Personal...

Chiropractic Care For Whiplash

Have You Been Involved In An Auto Accident? Whiplash can be a very serious injury.  Chiropractic can help you with that.  We find out what is the source of your pain, and we come up with a personalized treatment plan that gets you the fastest relief of pain, using natural remedies, and chiropractic solutions. You need a doctor that specialized in Whiplash or other Auto Accident Injuries.  Sometimes your injuries can take weeks or months to set in.  Chiropractors are trained and can help you with injuries that may not have any symptoms right away. Possible Symptoms From Auto Accidents: • Whiplash • Neck Pain • Stiffness • Headaches • Lower Back Pain • Shoulder Pain • Trouble Sleeping • Dizziness • Ringing in the ears • Blurred Vision You don’t have to be frustrated with the “unknown”, we will listen to you, and take x-rays and come up with a complete treatment plan that will be the most beneficial to you and your injury needs.  Chiropractic uses a healthy natural approach using Eastern Chinese Therapies.  We do more than just treat the immediate issue; we follow through with your treatments, making sure to completely correct the issue. Are you worried about the medical bills?  Minnesota is a No Fault state which means that every Minnesota auto insurance policy includes Personal Injury Protection regardless of who is at fault.  If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you automatically have coverage to get your injuries...

MN Chiropractor discusses how a sneeze or cough can “throw out” your back

MN Chiropractor talks about how coughing and sneezing can “throw out” your back. Did you know that a sneeze or cough can have a speed of 40  to 167 mph?    If you think about it, your body has to withstand plenty of force by contracting and bracing the spine and the surrounding muscles. Its not uncommon to get headaches, neck pain, upper back pain, middle back pain, and even lower back pain after a forceful cough or sneeze.  The force of the cough or sneeze can misaligned the spine enough to create pressure on the nerves.  The type of pain that occurs after such a cough or sneeze is usually sharp, but can be dull, and can linger for days or weeks.  The patients that comment on this type of injury relate it closely to “whiplash”. If you or someone you care for, has lingering pain after a cough or a sneeze, call for a free consultation at: 763-323-3456, or email at:  info@champlinchiropractic.com for more...