Whiplash FAQ

Whiplash is a debilitating condition that requires proper treatment to heal the body effectively. If you were recently involved in a car accident, and you are suffering from neck pain, contact Kilian Chiropractic in Vancouver for whiplash treatment. Our chiropractor in Downtown Vancouver is available to help you find relief using non-invasive procedures. Here are some frequently asked questions about neck pain caused by an auto accident injury and how our chiropractor can help.

What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is the term used when the neck is stretched beyond its normal range of motion. This often happens when someone is involved in a car accident, as the impact of the vehicle into a hard item causes the head to jerk backward quickly and with a lot of force. The neck muscles are stretched in an awkward manner, leading to pain. You may not notice symptoms of whiplash right away. Sometimes the pain of this condition settles into your body in the days or weeks following an accident.

Can Whiplash Be Avoided?

Unfortunately, there is no telling when you will be involved in a situation where you become injured. There are a few protective steps you can take however to minimize the chance of whiplash when in a vehicle. Make sure that your headrest is positioned directly behind your head so it is not snapped backward too far should you have an accident. Opting for a cushioned headrest, or adding a slipcover with cushioning will provide you with a bit more protection.

What Whiplash Treatment Can We Provide?

Our chiropractor in Downtown Vancouver will request that you bring documentation given to you by a physician so your condition can be evaluated before treatment is conducted. If you are indeed suffering from whiplash, our chiropractor will start your treatment with temperature therapy and light massage. This relieves the muscles and will prime your body for spinal adjustments. These will reduce stress in the jointed areas of your neck, helping to promote healing.

If you had a car accident and need whiplash treatment, contact Kilian Chiropractic in Vancouver. Call us at 604-688-0724.