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Your Source for Whiplash Treatment in Paris IL
Whiplash is serious business, as you may know all too well if you're currently suffering from this debilitating neck injury. But before you turn to pills or surgery, you need to see our Paris IL chiropractor. Hancock Chiropractic Center is happy to serve as your source for natural, non-invasive whiplash treatment in Paris IL.
Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain and Other Debilitating Symptoms
While whiplash is commonly associated with neck pain, it can actually consist of multiple injuries, all rolled into one debilitating package. When your vehicle is brought to a sudden stop through an impact or other unexpected event, so is the portion of your body restrained by your safety harness. Your head, however, has no such restraint, so it goes flying forward and backward with great force. This whip-like action conveys tremendous stress to the neck in the form of hyperextension and hyperflexion, tearing the muscles and throwing the cervical spinal components out of alignment. You may also suffer herniated cervical discs and impingement of cervical nerve roots. All this damage results in symptoms such as:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Jaw or facial pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Tingling, loss of sensation, weakness or pain in the arms and hands (cervical radiculopathy)
- Nausea and/or dizziness
- Sleep problems
How Our Paris IL Chiropractor Can Help
It's absolutely critical that you obtain help for your whiplash injuries immediately. The longer the damage goes uncorrected, the more likely you are to develop internal scarring that restrains your range of motion and prevents normal healing. In fact, you should get your neck checked out by our Paris IL chiropractor whenever you've been in an auto accident or similar incident, even if you're not experiencing the classic whiplash symptoms. That's because your body may still be coasting on adrenalin and shock, numbing your symptoms in the short term, lulling you into a false sense of security, and ultimately causing serious delays in your diagnosis and treatment.
Our chiropractor in Paris IL will evaluate your neck thoroughly to determine exactly what types of whiplash damage you've sustained. This enables us to provide the most effective treatment possible. Our non-pharmaceutical, drug-free methods focus on fixing the underlying causes of your whiplash symptoms, not simply muting the symptoms themselves. For instance, Dr. Hancock can administer chiropractic adjustments to the cervical spine, bringing your cervical vertebrae back into line to relieve joint pain. Spinal decompression therapy can pull a herniated disc back into position so it's no longer pressing against nerve tissue, thus relieving your neurological issues. We can also prescribe advanced soft tissue therapies such as cold laser therapy to help soft tissues feel better and heal faster. Meanwhile, corrective exercises help you loosen and strengthen your recuperating neck.
Get the neck pain relief and whiplash rehabilitation you need without drugs or surgery. Call 217-466-1150 for safe, effective whiplash care from our chiropractor in Paris IL!