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Whiplash Treatment

Should you seek care?

It has been our experience that people don't know what to do after an accident. The following information is aimed at addressing your medical needs if you are experiencing symptoms. 

How can Chiropractic help?

Chiropractic treatment is uniquely suited to rehabilitate auto accident related injuries. Through the use of manipulation and various advanced soft tissue therapies, combined with exercise, ergonomic and lifestyle changes, auto accident sufferers have a better outcome. 

When you receive treatment you are first evaluated, injuries are documented and then treatment is begun. 
Treatment is aimed at reversing the sprain/strain complex, and providing relief. The goal is to reduce muscle spasm, reduce swelling/inflammation, reverse joint fixation, take the pressure off the nerve, and reduce a ruptured disc. We work with some of the best physicians in the Twin Cites, so if you require additional care, you will be referred to the appropriate physician.

Should treatment start with a medical doctor or a chiropractor? 
If you are in a lot of pain and need to go to urgent care, please go. It is after the urgent care phase that it is advantageous to seek evaluation from a doctor who specializes in whiplash injuries.

Dr. Maristuen specializes in treating whiplash injuries - chiropractic is an orthopedic based treatment, aimed at normalizing mechanical function.  Joint manipulation, advanced therapeutic procedures, heat and cold, muscle stretching, physical rehabilitation and other treatments are used to focus on healing the injuries to joints, spinal discs, ligaments and muscles so that a chronic pain pattern is not developed.

Simply put, Spine & Sports Chiropractic specializes in advanced treatment and rehabilitation for whiplash type injures. If you want to avoid long term pain and suffering, we are here to help.

Below is a list of common symptoms following auto accidents. As with any pains, if you have any symptoms following an auto accident, you should get checked out by your chiropractor:

  • Neck pain and/or stiffness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tension
  • Pain between the shoulder blades
  • Head seems too heavy
  • Anxiety
  • Low back pain
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Radiating pain upper limb
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Blurred vision
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Buzzing in ears
  • Pain in the jaw or face