Physical Medicine by Largo Chiropractor Minimizes Permanent Whiplash Injury

Chiropractic spinal manipulation effects all three phases of healing, the inflammation phase, repair phase, remodel phase. Medication alone will increase the likely hood of a irreversible injury. The damaged tissue will heal with less flexibility, less strength and increased future pain.

You feel pain from one of several reasons, nerve damage, damaged cells or perception of pain. A whipping type of trauma can result in all or only one of the pain stimuli. Nerve and cell damage are physical factors the produce pain, psychogenic factors are emotional and/or mental.

Nerve irritation can result from either a major or minor trauma. Auto injuries or falls would include major trauma. Minor injuries occur through motions often repeated. Whiplash injuries results from quick or sudden major traumas.

A whiplash injury typically involves three impacts from one injury. The initial contact, second the internal tissue then impacts the inner anatomy, last the recoil impact. This is why a whiplash injury can cause many injuries and serious damage to internal organs other than to joints, muscles or bones can result.

Inflammation can irritate and damage the surrounding normal cells. Damaged cells increase the acidity of the surrounding cells casing irritation. Changing the pH is one of the stimulus for pain. A change in the pH level will have a negative effect on the healing fibers. Inflammation phase of healing typically last up to seventy two hours from the initial injury.

The second phase of healing last from seventy two hours to twelve weeks after the initial injury. The repair phase is when the new tissue replaces the old. Your body’s’ healing tissue is called collagen and it is created during the repair phase of healing. There are two types of collagen, the new haling collagen is less strong and flexible.

Physical medicine such as chiropractic care applied during the healing phases after an injury help for normal collagen synthesis. Chiropractic physical medicine will help restore the mobility and strength of an injured joint or damaged tissue preventing a permanent injury.

The last phase of healing is the remodel phase. How the injured tissue is treated during the remodel phase will determine is the injured area remains weak or improves in strength depending on chiropractic care. Chiropractic spinal manipulation, if applied during the remodel phase of healing, can align the collagen fibers increasing the strength of the damaged tissue.

Physical medicine such as chiropractic helps relieve pain, increase the strength and increase the mobility of injured tissue minimizing the potential of a permanent injury. Chiropractic therapy applied during each of the three phases of healing can increase strength and mobility minimizing the likelihood of a permanent whiplash injury.

Specific steps on how to minimize chances of a lasting injury after a whiplash accident go to Dr. Greg Hollstrom, chiropractic neurologist offers therapy to relieve symptoms of whiplash injury.


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