Citrin Chiropractic -
Providing clients in the greater Saint Louis area with a full spectrum of chiropractic care for over 30 years.
Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body). "Chiropractic" comes from the Greek word Chiropraktikos, meaning "effective treatment by hand."
Whiplash is common in car accidents, due in part to the fact that the muscles do not have enough time to brace during impact. Simple cases of whiplash are the result of strain or sprained or dysfunction of ligaments in the neck. The muscles of the neck naturally spasm as a protective mechanism after an injury has occurred. This in turn can cause spinal misalignment which can irritate nerves reducing the body's ability to heal itself.
Your chiropractor will start with a discussion about you, your health and your reasons for asking for chiropractic care. The consultation usually lasts between three quarters of an hour to an hour. You will have a thorough case history taken which will not just be about your presenting complaint, but also about your past health history."