Whiplash FAQ For Patients In Downtown Toronto

Whiplash is a common type of injury. Patients who are affected by whiplash may find that it’s difficult to manage their pain and get through everyday tasks and activities. At the chiropractic office of Dr. Brian Dower in Toronto ON, we help patients manage their whiplash and heal from their injuries. This FAQ can help patients who are affected by whiplash to understand their condition and seek treatment for their pain.


What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a condition that occurs when the muscles and ligaments of the neck develop tiny tears. Whiplash is also known as “neck strain.”

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

Symptoms of whiplash can vary depending on the severity of the problem. Common symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Blurry vision
  • Muscle ache in the neck, back and shoulders
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia

What causes whiplash?

Whiplash is caused by accidents that involve the head being snapped forward and backward suddenly and unexpectedly. Whiplash often occurs as a result of car accidents, personal injuries, occupational injuries and slips and falls.

Why should you see a chiropractor after being involved in a car accident even if you don’t have symptoms?

Frequently the symptoms of whiplash can take days or even weeks to manifest after an injury occurs. During that time, the injury may become worse and more difficult to treat.

Patients who see the chiropractor soon after an accident occurs will benefit from early treatment of their condition. Chiropractors have the ability to diagnose conditions before they become apparent to the patient. Using state of the art technology, chiropractors can help patients identify whiplash. Once this has happened, treatment can begin immediately.

What can your chiropractor do to treat whiplash?

Your chiropractor can treat whiplash with the following chiropractic techniques:

  • Spinal adjustment. This technique is used to restore balance to the spine and realign the vertebrae. Spinal adjustment helps eliminate subluxations and restore proper functioning to the central nervous system, thus enabling the body to heal itself. Spinal adjustment also helps relieve patients of their muscle pain and helps restore range of motion, so patients can move normally and feel better while in rehabilitation.
  • Therapeutic stretches and exercises. Therapeutic stretches and exercises can help patients improve their mobility and move more easily as they heal from their injuries. Stretches and exercises can also help patients strengthen their muscles, thus helping them avoid further injuries after an accident occurs.
  • Lifestyle advice. We offer lifestyle advice to patients to help them avoid exacerbating their injuries while they’re in recovery. In addition, our lifestyle advice helps patients feel better and stay healthier once they’ve recovered from their injury.

Where can you go for chiropractic treatment of whiplash in Toronto?

If you’re seeking whiplash treatment in Toronto, contact Dr. Brian Dower. We can help you feel like your old self after an accident occurs. To make an appointment, call us today at (647) 931-6551.

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