Banner Insurance Whiplash Chiropractor Dr. Mike Crismon
If you are suffering from whiplash, consulting with a Banner insurance chiropractor can help you find the pain relief that you need. The reality is that whiplash can be difficult to diagnose and to treat, particularly since the only signs associated with the condition is generally the feeling of pain that you experience. If you are suffering from whiplash, the good news is that there are several steps that you can take to help toward recovery. Some remedies you might want to consider include:
- Ice your neck: Applying ice to the area 20 to 30 minutes every three to four hours for two to three days can help to reduce pain and swelling. To avoid injuring your skin, the ice should be wrapped in a cloth before applying it to your neck.
- Apply moist heat: After two to three days of icing the area and reducing the initial swelling, applying heat can help alleviate pain.
- Take painkillers: Taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as naproxen or ibuprofen will help address the pain and swelling. Due to the side effects of these medicines, however, they should not be taken regularly unless your doctor specifically tells you to do so. Prescription painkillers may be necessary if these over-the-counter solutions do not work for you.
- Use a brace or collar: A brace or collar can provide additional support, but is not recommended for long-term use because it can weaken the muscles in the neck.
Aside from these treatment options, a Banner insurance chiropractor can help you find other ways to treat your condition while also providing the necessary chiropractic care to get you on the road to recovery. Contact Advanced Spine & Rehab to learn more about how we can help.