What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a unique type of injury, usually to the neck. It occurs when the ligaments are stretched past their normal length. Because of the weight of the head, not only are the ligaments over stretched in one direction but also tractioned past their normal length. This causes a more severe type of injury that complicates the healing process. In many cases, because of this special type of injury, symptoms are delayed.
Whiplash occurs commonly in auto accidents but also can occur in sports collisions, falling down the stairs, or other types of falls. Whiplash injuries cause tearing of the muscles and ligaments as well as joint dysfunction, which leads to inflammation and pain.
How do the doctors treat Whiplash?
The use of regenerative medicine has helped many patients, in decreasing the symptoms of whiplash injuries. Chiropractic doctors are experts in correcting dysfunctional joints that are a cause of many of the whiplash symptoms. Physical rehabilitation therapy helps to resolve the muscle weakness and tightness, which occurs in whiplash injuries.
How does regenerative medicine help whiplash sufferers?
Regenerative medicine is the most exciting branch of medicine that holds the hope for many whiplash sufferers. Current research suggests that HCTP and PRP can help decrease inflammation and increase regeneration of tissue. HCTP and PRP are both naturally occurring and have no known side-effects. Whiplash injuries can take up to 12 months to heal. It is the hope of researchers that regenerative medicine can help speed up the healing process.
How does chiropractic care help whiplash symptoms?
The cause of whiplash symptoms is usually inflammation resulting from torn soft tissues and joint dysfunction (the joint moves too little or too much). Chiropractic has been shown to restore joint, muscle, and nerve function to optimize health. The result is relief of pain and return to life’s activities.
How does physical rehabilitation therapy help whiplash symptoms?
Whiplash causes tearing of the soft tissues and joint dysfunction. This results in the muscles being very weak and tight causing muscle imbalances. If not corrected immediately it may result in chronic pain and disability. Physical rehabilitation therapy can correct the muscle imbalance resulting in less inflammation and lass pain.
How is regenerative medicine a breakthrough for whiplash sufferers?
Whiplash sufferers can become dependent on taking pain relief medications to get through their daily lives. These pain medications have many side-effects that can create more health problems. In addition, whiplash sufferers many times end up with chronic injuries, even after treatment. Regenerative medicine is natural and appears to be a more effective approach to not only pain relief, but to reduce inflammation, and regenerate healthier tissues without the dangerous side-effects of pain medications.
If you are tired of depending on prescription drugs and whiplash pain prevents you from fully enjoying your life, regenerative medicine treatments may be the right solution for you. Come to Golden State Medical Center for high-quality regenerative medicine services! If you would like to learn more about our services or make an appointment with us, you can do so through our website or by calling us. You can find Golden State Medical Center at 2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Suite 108, in San Ramon, California. We serve patients from San Ramon CA, Dublin CA, Blackhawk CA, Danville CA, Alamo CA, Diablo CA, Dougherty CA, Tassajara CA, Livermore CA, and Pleasanton CA.