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Your first visit to Brannigan Chiropractic Center will give you an opportunity to find out if chiropractic care can help you. You will receive a thorough case history and examination to make sure that your condition will respond to our treatment protocol.

As a doctor of chiropractic, Dr. Brannigan utilizes natural healing, including chiropractic treatments, rehabilitation, therapy, acupuncture, functional neurology and nutrition.

On your initial visit, the doctor will will begin with a thorough history and examination. The Dr. may do some therapy the day of the exam for pain relief and to assess how you may respond to care. The doctor will review your findings in great detail and on the following day present to you the findings and proposed schedule of care. You will begin your adjustments on that day and any therapy treatments that your condition would necessitate.

Whiplash

Definition

An injury to the soft tissues of the neck that occurs from a sudden jerking or “whipping” of the head.  This type of motion strains the muscles and the ligaments of the neck beyond their normal range of motion.  Whiplash often occurs when a vehicle stops suddenly in a car crash or is struck from behind.  Either of these two actions causes things in the vehicle to be thrown forward – including passengers and loose items in the car.  A seat belt will keep a person’s body from being thrown forward, but the head may snap forward, then backward, causing a whiplash injury in the neck and back.  In addition to car accidents, whiplash can be caused by roller coasters and other amusement park rides, sports injuries, or being punched or shaken.  (Whiplash is one of the hallmarks of shaken baby syndrome).

Symptoms

Often, you feel pain and stiffness in your neck for the first few days following a whiplash injury.  Then, you feel better, but the pain and stiffness may come back several days later.  The discomfort you feel may involve surrounding muscle groups in your head, chest, shoulders, and arms.

Neck Pain and or Stiffness

Blurred Vision

Difficulty Swallowing

Irritability & Fatigue

Dizziness Pain Between The Shoulder Blades

Pain In The Arms Or Legs Feet And Hands

Nausea, Ringing In The Ears

Vertigo

Numbness & Tingling Pain In The Jaw Or Face

Treatment

Chiropractic care works on correcting complications and relieving pain associated with whiplash injuries. To see if chiropractic may be able to help you call 708-966-4413 today for a complimentary consultation.