Whiplash Treatments in Minnesota
What is Whiplash
The neck consists of 7 cervical vertebrae and more than 60 ligaments and 65 muscles! The human head weighs from 8-12 lbs. Whiplash happens when the cervical spine is quickly propelled into a motion. The muscles and ligaments try to protect the neck, spinal cord and head by firing quickly and because of this heavy force, injury commonly occurs to the various muscles and ligaments of the cervical and thoracic (upper back) spine.
Common activities that can cause whiplash include:
- Car Accidents
- Work Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Slips and Falls
- Other traumas
How we help those suffering from whiplash
Abnormal joint function is common after whiplash trauma. If left untreated, it can lead to chronic conditions such as inflammatory reactions, chronic pain syndromes, disorders of the muscles and tendons, arthritic and degenerative changes to the joints and discs, and nerve lesions. Advanced Medical of Twin Cities has over 40 years of experience treating whiplash injuries. Our combination of chiropractic, acupuncture, therapeutic massage therapy, therapeutic exercises and yoga, nutrition and more will have you on the road to recovery fast with the convenience of one location. Digital x-rays are also on site if needed.