Are there age limits for chiropractic care?
Chiropractic patients range in years from birth to old age. Regardless of age, the vertebrae can become misaligned. It is very common that the birth process causes trauma to the neck and spine, which, if left uncorrected, may disturb the delicate spinal cord and nerves. In some cases, an uncorrected subluxation may lead to a deformity of the spinal column. An early chiropractic check-up may detect many spinal problems while they are still easily correctable.
What is the treatment for whiplash?
This can be one of the most difficult conditions to manage. Not only do you have the pain and other symptoms common when the spine is out of alignment, but there are injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments that require appropriate treatment, also.
A whiplash injury is actually a sprain of the supportive soft tissue of the spine. Even in a relatively minor collision, there is commonly some tearing of both the ligaments that hold the bones of the spine in position, and the discs that give the spine its resiliency. If left untreated, this can lead to chronic pain and causes an accelerated degeneration and decay of the spine.
Chiropractic is not only an excellent treatment for this type of injury, but some studies have shown that it is the only effective treatment for these deep spinal soft tissue injuries. Experience has shown us that it is important to evaluate this type of injury as soon as possible. We find that the sooner we can begin an effective and appropriate treatment program, the better results we get and with fewer long-term problems.