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An Overview of Whiplash from Itasca Health and Chiropractic

At Itasca Health and Chiropractic, we are here to provide chiropractic care in Elk Grove Village and Wood Dale. One of the most common conditions we care for involves whiplash treatment.



One of the most common reasons why patients come to see us has to do with a condition that is called whiplash. It is important for everyone to know how whiplash is treated. That is where we can help.

First, whiplash is the term that is used to describe a sprain of the ligaments in the neck. This commonly happens in a motor vehicle accident. When someone is involved in a car crash, there are rapid changes in momentum that might cause the neck to move from side to side rapidly. This can shock the ligaments in the neck, causing someone to develop a sprain of the upper cervical ligaments.

This is how whiplash develops. Now, whiplash can present itself in a wide variety of ways; however, there are a few commons symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of whiplash include neck stiffness and soreness. This can make it hard for someone to drive a car, ride a bike, sleep at night, and even carry on a conversation. The good news is that for people who are suffering from whiplash, there are a few treatment options available.

The Treatment of Whiplash

If someone comes to see us suffering from whiplash, there are a few steps that we are going to take to make sure that everyone has the best chance of making a full recovery. First, we want to know everything about how the injury happened and any medical treatments that have already been tried. Then, we are going to carry out a physical exam to make sure that we are not missing anything.

Once this is done, we will use adjustments and manipulations to help people make a full recovery. This involves a series of controlled thrusts that we will use to shift the vertebrae ever so slightly. This can release the ligaments and muscle tendons that might be feeling stiff. This can help people not only get better but stay better as well. That is why we try to identify the root cause of someone’s symptoms, particularly those who are suffering from neck pain. Trust us to do everything we can to help you recover from whiplash.

Call Itasca Health and Chiropractic Today to Make an Appointment

At Itasca Health and Chiropractic, we provide whiplash treatment and chiropractic care in Elk Grove Village and Wood Dale. Contact us today to make an appointment with a member of our team! We are here to help you following an accident!


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  • "He [Dr. Riggio] keeps our family moving. As active as we are, he manages to make sure we are at our best when it really counts."
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