How to Treat Whiplash with Chiropractic Care

How to Treat Whiplash with Chiropractic Care in Towson MD

Chiropractic Towson MD Whiplash Treatment

When you think about whiplash, you probably think about it being caused by a car accident in Towson. Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck and it isn’t specific to car accidents. While it’s true that whiplash is very commonly caused by rear-end car accidents, it can also result from other trauma like sports accidents and falls.

Bob’s chronic whiplash is the result of a fall that happened about 8 months ago and he’s still struggling with the pain. He’s seen every type of doctor imaginable from neurologists to ophthalmologists to occupational therapists and nothing has worked to improve his pain.

Bob is now finally able to sleep through the night, wake up fully rested, and not be awoken by pain. His headache pain level has dropped from 7 to 3 in just 4 visits. We’ve been treating Bob with a combination of dry needling, stim & ice, ultrasound, and adjustments for his chronic whiplash injury. It’s working so well that he’s asked us to start treating other old injuries with dry needling!

How to Treat Whiplash with Chiropractic Care in Towson MD

Whiplash is a common injury. More than two million Americans experience whiplash each year. For many of those people, their whiplash is due to a rear-end collision but plenty of other people wind up with a chronic whiplash injury from falling and from sports injuries sustained in contact sports like football.

Whiplash gets its name from the whip-like motion that happens when the head suddenly snaps forward and then backward. Many people don't even realize they have received a whiplash injury until weeks or months later when the problem becomes persistent and leads to other issues like Bob’s headaches.

When the neck is whipped forward and back again, a number of things can happen to the spine and surrounding soft tissue. Some of the issues that arise after the initial whiplash injury include disc bulges and herniation, subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine), injured bones in the spine, irritated and damaged nerves, and pulled ligaments and muscles in the neck. In short, whiplash can really throw your cervical spine area out of whack and cause damage that isn’t immediately obvious.

Whiplash injuries vary greatly from mild to very severe. If you experience any of these symptoms after whiplash, visit a chiropractor immediately. Things that seem mild may actually be symptoms of more severe injury but the good news is we can treat them quickly and efficiently.

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder, upper back, and arm pain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain when turning the head
  • Inability to move or turn the head fully
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, and fingers
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression

Bob had difficulty sleeping due to extremely painful constant headaches and he visited doctor after doctor without getting relief from his pain. He visited several neurologists, ENTs, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and even ophthalmologists before he came to us because nothing was working. This is a very common story we hear from our patients.

Bob’s broken bones were treated and those doctors made sure his brain was functioning normally but they neglected his neck pain and constant migraines. One physical therapist tried dry needling but it was ineffective because the therapist used a technique where you insert the needles and remove them immediately. Our approach to dry needling is different and we were able to use it to finally get Bob results 8 months after his whiplash injury.

Bob’s whiplash treatment began with an assessment which we do will all new patients. In our assessment, we discovered that Bob also had significant weakness in his right arm. Bob’s treatment plan combines dry needling, stim & ice, ultrasound, and adjustments for his chronic whiplash injury. It’s working so quickly and so well that he asked us to treat his old hamstring injury and his knee pain.

This whiplash treatment is quick to get results because it combines several different treatment modalities. Dry needling alone is powerful but we get even better results when we combine it with other treatment modalities like ultrasound and adjustments. A lot of people don’t realize that chiropractors can treat migraines and severe headaches with dry needling and it provides immediate relief.

Bob spent the last 8 months without a single full night of restful sleep. That’s an extremely long time to have to deal with constant migraines that wake you up in the middle of the night. The article above shows Bob’s 5th visit and in it, he reports that his headache pain has dropped from a constant 7 out of 10 to a 3. He’s able to sleep through the night and he’s getting relief from the pain and tightness in his neck.

If you have whiplash, don’t just wait and hope that the pain gets better. Whiplash treatment is available, even if nothing else has worked for you.

Because the majority of whiplash incidents impact the spine and the surrounding nerves and tissues, chiropractic care is an excellent avenue for treating whiplash injuries. Call our team at Kalkstein Chiropractic to discover how chiropractic care can help you recover from whiplash. To make your appointment, call (410) 296-7700 or schedule your appointment by clicking here.




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7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Kalkstein Chiropractic
200 East Joppa Road #300
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 296-7700