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If you have recently been involved in an accident, stiffness in the neck, headaches at the base of the skull, or pain between the shoulder blades could all be symptoms of a whiplash injury. Dr. John Gehnrich of Rhino Chiropractic is an experienced Doctor of Chiropractic and intuitive Holistic Wellness Expert providing drug-free whiplash treatment in Rockville Centre. Dr. Gehnrich has helped hundreds of patients safely recover from whiplash injuries and return to living a full, active life.
Whiplash is a traumatic injury that occurs when the muscles and ligaments in the neck are suddenly extended beyond their normal range of motion. The force of a rear-impact car accident, for example, can suddenly “whip” the cervical spine backward and forwards, resulting in a whiplash injury. You do not need to be in a serious car accident to be injured. In fact, seemingly “minor” fender benders at speeds as slow as 5mph can cause whiplash.
While most people associate whiplash injuries with car accidents, these injuries can also occur when playing certain sports, like football, hockey, and snowboarding, or even after an accidental slip and fall. Regardless of the cause for your injury, what matters most is seeking prompt care from an experienced chiropractor who can safely support your body’s natural recovery process.
Common symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, soreness and stiffness in the neck, headaches at the base of the skull, and pain in the shoulders or between the shoulder blades. In addition to these physical symptoms, whiplash injuries can also impact your ability to concentrate on simple tasks and alter your usual sleep patterns.
If you have recently been in a car accident, suffered a sports accident, or sustained trauma to the neck and upper body, you may have a whiplash injury that could benefit from chiropractic care. Keep in mind that whiplash injury symptoms may be delayed by 24 hours or longer following the initial trauma.
If the injury is recent, early phases of care will focus on gentle adjustments and stretches to reduce strain and swelling. As the body begins to heal itself, chiropractic adjustments will support correct cervical spine alignment to relieve stress on the nearby muscles, ligaments and bone structures, and to reduce nervous system interference. Depending on your body’s individuals needs, Dr. Gehnrich may recommend complementary therapies including stretching techniques, cold laser therapy to reduce swelling and promote internal healing, and nutritional counseling. His holistic approach and careful attention to individual needs ensure optimal results for each patient.
Dr. John Gehnrich of Rhino Chiropractic has nearly two decades of experience helping patients just like you safely recover following a whiplash injury. Dr. Gehnrich follows a holistic approach to chiropractic care that emphasizes whole body health and supports the body’s innate ability to heal itself without the need for medication or invasive surgery. To schedule an appoinement for whiplash treatment, contact us at 516-536-6000.