What Kind Of Doctor Is Best For My Whiplash Treatment?
One common whiplash treatment is taking muscle relaxers, pain pills, and other medications. This is certainly an option, but it doesn’t really fix anything. These drugs can help with some of your short-term symptoms, but the real problem is still there. Even worse, many of these substances leave you feeling dazed, groggy, and unable to function at work or home.
Another choice would be to see an orthopedic doctor. This seems logical, right? They are the doctors who deal with bones and joints, so wouldn’t they be able to help with whiplash treatment?
If you have a broken bone from your crash, a torn rotator cuff, or perhaps ligament damage in your knee, then there’s no one better for you to see than an orthopedic surgeon. However, orthopedic doctors cannot usually repair the ligament damage we’ve talked about in the neck.
The main problem with this approach is that physical therapists are limited in what they can diagnose and treat. They won’t be able to order some of the special tests that might be needed to properly understand your injuries.
Where Do You Turn For Help For Whiplash Treatment?
The final option many people seek for whiplash treatment is rehab with a physical therapist. This is actually a fairly good choice. There is research that shows certain types of exercises can be helpful in healing whiplash injuries.
So who do you turn to for help?
The most highly trained professionals to treat whiplash are chiropractic physicians, hands down. Chiropractors treat more auto accident injuries annually than any other health care provider, and are on the cutting-edge of the latest therapies and treatments to help you recover from you injuries.
As experts in the spine and musculoskeletal system, chiropractors are an ideal choice for your whiplash treatment.
Chiropractic Care Can Be A Safe An Effective Option For Whiplash Treatment
If you’re worried about having your neck “popped”, take a big deep breath! There are safe and gentle techniques that are absolutely “pop free” and provide great relief. Combine this with the many other whiplash treatment options we have in our office, and you have a winning combination!