Whiplash is a common injury that can occur from an auto accident or a fall and significantly affect the quality of your life. Along with that, the pain due to the condition can become chronic and lead to long-term affects if not treated on time. At Roselle Center For Healing in Fairfax, VA, we offer chiropractic treatments to reduce your symptoms and improve your health.


What is Whiplash?

Whiplash happens when your neck and head are moved forward and backward forcefully. The most common cause of whiplash is a car accident. When the car stops suddenly, your head continues to move in one direction and then the other, which can strain the muscles in your neck. Whiplash can also be caused by sports injury or a slip and fall accident.

Symptoms of Whiplash

The most common symptoms of whiplash are neck pain and stiffness. The pain can be more intense when moving your head and you may have difficulty moving your head and neck. Not only that, but you might experience pain and stiffness in your shoulders, upper back, and lower back. You can also have pain in your arms and hands, blurry vision, migraines, and difficulty concentrating are also common. 

Chiropractic Whiplash Treatment 

While conventional medicine can offer temporary relief for whiplash, the symptoms can often return. Chiropractic care can effectively treat the root cause of whiplash and provide relief. 

Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic adjustment is a fundamental part of chiropractic care. Our chiropractor will use gentle pressure and thrusts to correct subluxations, also known as misalignments. A misalignment can occur due to the impact of a car accident or certain lifestyle habits. Proper spinal alignment can relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve nervous system function. 


Physiotherapy, particularly laser therapy, can also help treat whiplash. Our chiropractor will use a laser to penetrate deep into tissues, which can help the tissues heal. Laser therapy can speed up the recovery process, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain. 

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression can also be beneficial for whiplash. We will use a specialized table, which creates negative pressure in the spine and helps bulging discs or herniated discs to go back into place. Not only that, but the treatment also relieves tension within the spine.

Massage Therapy

Since whiplash pain is caused by muscle tension, massage therapy helps relieves muscle tension and provide pain relief. This technique can also improve your range of motion and decrease inflammation. 


Acupuncture can help relieve the symptoms of whiplash. The method is designed to decrease tension, improve nervous system function, and eliminate your discomfort.    

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you have any symptoms of whiplash, our team at Roselle Center For Healing in Fairfax, VA, can help.  We offer a range of treatments, such as chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, acupuncture, and laser therapy, to provide relief and help you return to your normal routine quickly. To schedule your appointment, call our office at (703) 698-7117 today.


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