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If you have whiplash, the discomfort can limit your range of motion and significantly affect your quality of life. While this injury can sometimes heal on its own, it can also become chronic and lead to further complications. At Peterson Chiropractic in Durham, NC, we provide various treatments to alleviate your pain and improve your overall health.


What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when your neck is forcefully moved backward and forward, which creates small tears in the soft tissues of the neck and leads to swelling or inflammation. Some symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck pain
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Numbness in the extremities
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating or sleeping

Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

The initial focus of whiplash treatment is on addressing the swelling, inflammation, and neck stiffness. Attempting adjustments and other techniques can be difficult until the soft tissues are addressed, as they can create pain. Therefore, soft tissue therapies like massage therapy, acupuncture, dry needling, and cold laser therapy are used first. These techniques address tension and inflammation, but also restore range of motion and improve blood flow in the affected area.

After you can comfortably move your neck again and the inflammation has been significantly reduced, a thorough assessment can be performed to identify any underlying injuries and other techniques can be used for relief. Some treatments our chiropractic may recommend include:

  • Adjustments are a crucial technique in chiropractic care, as they address any alignment issues in the neck and back.
  • Soft tissue techniques are consistently utilized throughout treatment to help you heal properly.
  • Therapeutic exercises are recommended to stretch and strengthen any damaged or weakened areas of the neck and spine.
  • Decompression therapy is also provided when discs and nerves are compressed.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you have pain due to whiplash that is affect your daily life, let our team at Peterson Chiropractic in Durham, NC, help. We will develop a personalized treatment plan to reduce your symptoms so you can return to your normal routine quickly. To schedule your appointment, call our office at (919) 286-7202 today. When you need a chiropractor near me, we are ready to assist you!

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I was diagnosed by an orthopedic surgeon with a buldging disc. I was in constant pain. There were times it was painful to turn over in bed. I could not bend to tie my shoes. The most painful thing was that my active lifestyle was completely changing. I could not play golf or exercise without pain. I was treated by a physical therapist, and then a chiropractor for about nine months. This treatment temporarily relieved a lot of my pain. Dr. Peterson told me the DRX-9000 had helped others with my condition. After the first two weeks of painless treatment I could tell a difference. I now play golf without pain. I just played in a three day tournament. I can even tie my own shoes. I do recommend this treatment."
    R. S.

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