Aurora Location

(630) 375-1604

Chicago Location

(773) 579-0520


If you’re dealing with whiplash, RNS Physical Therapy provides the chiropractic and neck pain treatment you need. Our Chiropractor in Chicago offers the right treatment to help alleviate the uncomfortable, painful symptoms of whiplash and more.


Causes of Whiplash

While most people associate whiplash with an auto injury, it can also be caused by any sudden, forceful back-and-forth movements of the neck. Patients with whiplash may experience damaged ligaments, tendons, and/or muscles in the neck. It’s one of the most common injuries that occurs after a collision and can even affect those involved in accidents in vehicles going 15 miles per hour or less. If a car is struck from behind, it causes the head to move in an unnatural way and at a speed you’re not normally accustomed to, causing intense strain in the neck and shoulder regions. It may also be caused by sports-related injuries, work injuries, or a sudden fall.

Whiplash Symptoms

While every patient is different, these are the most common symptoms of whiplash. You may experience one, some, or all of these symptoms:

    • Extreme pain and stiffness in the neck coupled with muscle tightness

    • Sudden, sharp pain in the upper back, arms, and shoulders

    • Blurry vision and headaches

    • Difficulties with focus and concentration

    • Unexpected extreme fatigue and tiredness or dizziness (vertigo)

Whiplash Treatment

So, what type of whiplash treatment can you expect to receive at a Chiropractor near you? At our Chiropractor in Aurora, IL, you’ll receive the following treatment for whiplash and other types of car accident injuries:

    • Most chiropractic care for whiplash involves spinal manipulation, where force or pressure is applied to the spine where it needs to be aligned to provide safe, effective pain relief.

    • Flexion-distraction techniques, instrument-assisted manipulation, and other types of spinal manipulation may be used to help alleviate the symptoms of whiplash.

    • Our chiropractor in Chicago will evaluate your injury and the severity of your whiplash to determine the best course of treatment.

    • Flexion-distraction helps to treat pain and herniated discs that often occur in whiplash.

    • Special instruments may be used to apply force to help “set” painful areas without applying too much direct force.

    • Chiropractic adjustments may be used to help, including gentle stretches and more.

Contact us Today

If you need whiplash treatment, RNS Physical Therapy can help. Get in touch with our chiropractor in Chicago at (773) 579-0520 or our chiropractor in Aurora at (630) 375-1604 to schedule an appointment today.

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