Killeen Chiropractic Treatment For Whiplash

by Administrator 20. September 2016 15:34

Whiplash can be defined as a common injury that occurs due to a sudden and rapid movement of the neck to the front, back or sideways. It involves overstretching of the muscles and ligaments that support the neck. The condition is most commonly seen in people who are involved in a rear-end auto accident, physical abuse, sports accident or other trauma. Though Whiplash is not a serious injury in most cases, it may lead to chronic pain and discomfort if not treated properly.


  • Hyperextension of the neck in motor vehicle accidents
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Physical assault, such as being punched
  • Direct blow to the head with a heavy object
  • Repetitive stress to the neck
  • Horse riding
  • Falls
  • Football tackles and other sports related injuries
  • Violent backward jerking of the head


  • Moderate to severe pain in the neck
  • Pain in the head and base of the skull
  • Stiffness and swelling
  • Muscle tension
  • Tenderness in the neck, shoulders or arms
  • Numbness and tingling sensation
  • Pain may increase while trying to move the head
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Constant fatigue
  • Ringing sounds in the ear
  • Concentration and memory problems
  • Jaw pain
  • Dizziness

How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help?

Chiropractic treatment for Whiplash involves gentle manipulations and exercises to restore the functionality of the cervical spine. Depending upon the severity, exact location and cause of the patient’s injury, the chiropractor may use the following manipulation techniques:

  • Flexion-Distraction Technique: This involves using a slow pumping action to treat a vertebral disc that may have herniated or bulged due to the Whiplash injury. This may help to reinstate neck mobility and promote a faster healing.
  • McKenzie Exercises: These exercise programs are specifically designed to reduce the disc problems that are usually associated with the injury. Performing stabilization exercises may also be recommended to help the patient avoid faulty neck movements and increase muscle strength so that they are better able to maintain stability of the cervical spine. 
  • Manual Stimulation: The chiropractor may stimulate the neck or apply pressure to the specific muscle groups in order to relieve tension. In case of excessive muscle tension, electrical stimulation or ultrasound therapy may also be used to reduce inflammation.

In addition, the chiropractor may also suggest certain lifestyle changes and therapeutic exercises to restore the normal range of motion of the neck.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer complete treatment for Whiplash and various other neck injuries. To schedule an appointment with our chiropractors serving Killeen, TX, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600.

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Headaches: Chiropractic Treatment In Killeen

by Administrator 13. September 2016 20:02

A headache can either be an infrequent problem or can be more severe, persistent and chronic. It is not a life threatening problem but can be a major cause of discomfort for the individual. Over-the-counter medications are the most commonly adopted measure for headaches but these may have various side effects. Chiropractic is a drug-free and non-invasive treatment option being practiced across the world to provide relief from headaches.


  • Stress or tension
  • Improper dietary habits such as skipping meals or not getting adequate nutrition
  • Lack of sleep
  • Mood swings
  • Change in weather may trigger headaches in some people
  • The trigeminal nerve is believed to cause cluster headache which can be chronic. It is characterized by pain on one side of the head and the face
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraine
  • Spinal subluxation
  • Constipation
  • Poor eyesight

How Does Chiropractic Treatment Help?

All the nerves that govern the functioning of the head and the neck are linked to the spinal cord. Subluxation may disrupt the alignment of the vertebrae and consequently affect the blood supply to the head. A chiropractor aims at correcting this subluxation and helping the patient lead a pain-free life. The treatment may involve the following options:

  • The chiropractor may analyze the medical history of the patient and factors that aggravate the pain.
  • He may also assess the posture, spinal alignment and the range of motion.
  • He may conduct X-rays or nerve conduction tests to examine the root cause of the condition as well as devise a treatment plan accordingly.
  • Depending upon the severity of the condition, a patient may either experience relief in a single chiropractic session or may even require multiple sessions.
  • Chiropractic care helps to improve gait, posture, spinal strength, respiration, blood supply and coordination of body functions. This helps to treat the underlying cause of headaches.
  • The chiropractor may also recommend certain exercises or lifestyle modifications to the patient that can help to prevent recurrence of headache.
  • He may provide nutritional advice if headache is caused due to an improper diet
  • He may physically manipulate the spine to relieve stress and alleviate any misalignments. It may also provide relief from muscle tightness and stress.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer treatment for headaches and other medical conditions. Patients in Killeen, TX can schedule an appointment by calling us at (254) 698 – 1600.

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Neck Pain: When Should You See a Chiropractor?

by Administrator 6. September 2016 16:02

Neck pain is a common medical condition that may affect anybody irrespective of age, gender or physical wellbeing. The pain may last for a few days or may become persistent depending on the underlying cause. The neck, or cervical spine, is a delicate body part that comprises of small bones called vertebrae which form a part of the spinal column. The neck helps to maintain the balance between the head and rest of the body. The fact that the neck is flexible and supports the entire weight of the head makes it more prone to strain.

Causes of Neck Pain

  • Maintaining a poor posture for a considerable period of time. Sitting, slouching or standing in a wrong way may cause neck pain
  • Occupational stress- Some activities require the workers to repetitively cringe or extend their neck. For example, painters need to stretch their neck and arms for too long
  • A collision or fall
  • Physical combat
  • Sleeping on an uncomfortable bed or using a very soft pillow
  • Sleeping on the stomach
  • Whiplash- A sudden jerk to the front, back or side of the neck may damage the soft tissues, strain the ligaments and tendons resulting in pain
  • Pinched Nerve- Disruption in the normal alignment of the vertebrae may cause them to impinge upon the adjacent nerves
  • Long working hours
  • Degenerative Disc Disease

When to see a chiropractor?

You need to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor if:

  • If the neck pain persists even after following conservative treatment options such as application of ice packs, changing your sleeping habits or position, using a firm pillow or doing neck exercises, you need to seek proper treatment
  • If the pain has subsided even after talking a prescribed course of anti-inflammatory medications
  • Inability to turn your head left or right at shoulder level
  • The neck pain occurred after a collision, fall or motor vehicle accident
  • If you experience numbness, tingling or pins and needles sensation in the upper arms, hands and fingers
  • The pain is maximum when you get up in the morning and then subsides during the day

The chiropractor may assess the prevalent symptoms, check the range of motion, review the medical history, time and mode of injury to diagnose the causes of neck pain. An X-ray or MRI imaging may be done to check the alignment of the vertebrae and rule out any to the soft tissues or bone structure.

Chiropractic treatment for neck pain may involve physical manipulation of the spine to re-align the vertebrae to eliminate the cause of the condition. Trigger-point therapy, ultrasound and electrical stimulation may also be recommended to release stress from the muscles that support the neck.

For comprehensive treatment of neck pain, visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. To schedule an appointment with the chiropractors, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600.

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