If you have experienced a neck or head injury through a motor vehicle accident (MVA), sports or work injury, Core Wellness Centre offers whiplash injury treatment with a full comprehensive program to get you back to living pain-free fast.

Whiplash is a serious injury and needs to be treated properly and quickly as a chiropractor can help with headaches and other whiplash symptoms.  The most common cause of whiplash is involvement in an automobile accident.

The injury is sustained when the head is thrown rapidly forward and backward such as it would when one vehicle strikes another from behind.

What are Whiplash Injury Symptoms?

Some of the symptoms of whiplash include:

  • neck pain and stiffness
  • headache
  • shoulder pain and stiffness
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
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  • arm pain and weakness
  • tinnitus
  • back pain
Whiplash Injury Treatment Toronto

Whiplash itself is a sprain type of injury to the soft tissues such as the ligaments and tendons.

Sometimes these injuries show immediate symptoms, but it can take some time to develop, even years, which is why any neck injury should be evaluated by a professional.

What if I Feel Fine?

In the past, it was hard to diagnose and prove a whiplash injury since the affected areas are not bone and do not show up on x-rays.

More recently these injuries are being evaluated by a CAT scan, MRI or ultrasound which can show these areas of soft tissue that are affected.  Core Wellness Centre provides in-house x-rays if required.

Many will suffer whiplash pain in their shoulder, neck or at the base of the skull.

In any accident you should be evaluated by a chiropractor or a doctor no matter how you feel after the accident, especially if your whiplash pain is getting worse.

Sometimes injuries, especially whiplash, do not begin to cause symptoms right away. In fact, it can be days, weeks or even years before symptoms manifest and some patients report they have had whiplash pain after 6 months or more.

What are the Variables in Whiplash Injury?

One variable leading to greater injury is vehicle size. Persons in a situation where their vehicle is struck by a larger vehicle suffer greater injuries; however, even in situations where the vehicles are roughly the same size, serious injury can still occur.

Quebec Classification of Whiplash-Associated Disorders

Because whiplash can have various effects, experts created a grading system for the severity of whiplash-associated disorders, known as the Quebec Classification of Whiplash-Associated Disorders

Even at very low speeds the force on the neck is more than
enough to cause whiplash.

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Whiplash Injury Treatment – How Can Core Wellness Centre Help?


At Core Wellness Centre, we offer comprehensive treatment with Chiropractic Care, Physiotherapy, RMT Massage and Osteopathy to help you fully recover from a whiplash injury.

Initial treatment involves the muscles in the injured area and a program of muscle relaxation and stimulation to assist the affected muscles return to normal.

If the affected muscles are extremely tight, a more dynamic stretch
is applied to release that tension and a massage of associated
trigger points can help muscles relax.

Other exercises such as McKenzie exercises consist of exercises to move pain from the extremities to the back where it can be better tolerated.

Other exercises are designed to adjust movement patterns in the normal course of daily activities to minimize pain and to train the body to control movement patterns which improves the stability of the muscles to increase the muscle’s ability to maintain the stability of the neck.

What You Can Do for Whiplash Treatment Toronto

Call Core Wellness Centre on (416) 479 – 8311

We offer a personalized treatment program, Digital Posture Analysis and in-house x-rays if required.

Whiplash Key Facts

  • Whiplash is a neck injury stemming from an abrupt and forceful movement of the head in one direction, followed by a swift return to its original position, typically occurring in motor vehicle accidents from a rear-end or side impact
  • Whiplash injuries can also occur as a result of a sudden impact to the head during contact sports like rugby or boxing
  • Additionally, other causes encompass being struck on the head by a heavy object, slipping, falling or experiencing abrupt jolts or jerks to the head
  • There can be initial discomfort, with an escalation in pain, swelling and bruising over the coming days
  • While symptoms generally appear within about a week, some may experience longer recovery time
  • As whiplash affects soft tissue, it is undetectable through x-ray imaging
  • If neck pain arises from a motor vehicle accident or another trauma, seeking attention from a professional is advisable

    source: Key facts of whiplash

Whiplash injury Treatment Plan With Chiropractic Care

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Under the expert care of Dr. Kris, DC, CACCP, our chiropractic treatment for whiplash focuses on targeted adjustments aimed at alleviating pain, enhancing range of motion, and restoring optimal function to the neck.

Follow-up Care for Whiplash Treatment

To mitigate the risk of pain stemming from whiplash injury, Toronto chiropractor, Dr. Kris conducts a thorough assessment to identify the source of underlying structure where the misalignment is coming from.

In cases where susceptibility is detected, Dr. Kris adopts a proactive approach to the development of chronic pain.

Early Intervention and Rehabilitation

In the initial stages of whiplash injury treatment, we initiate a comprehensive program designed to facilitate the patient’s seamless reintegration into both work and daily life activities.

This proactive approach minimizes disruptions to the patient’s routine and fosters a smoother transition toward optimal recovery.

Commitment to Excellence

From the onset of injury, our chiropractic care emphasizes the importance of diligent and attentive management to achieve the most favorable outcomes and ensure a future free from pain.

We are dedicated to providing superior care tailored to each individual’s unique needs, guiding them towards a path of sustained wellness and vitality.


Comprehensive Treatment with Physiotherapy

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Under the guidance of our qualified physiotherapist, the treatment plan for whiplash injury will focus on rehabilitation to alleviate pain, restore mobility and promote healing.

Initial Assessment for Whiplash

The physiotherapist will conduct a thorough assessment to evaluate the extent of the injury, including range of motion, muscle strength, and any neurological symptoms. This assessment will provide the personalized treatment approach.

Pain Management

The personalized treatment plan will prioritize pain management techniques, which may include manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, and modalities such as cold laser therapy, ultrasound or shockwave therapy to alleviate discomfort and inflammation.

Mobility Restoration

Physiotherapy practices will aim to restore mobility and function in the neck and surrounding areas. This may involve gentle stretching exercises, targeted strengthening exercises and training to improve balance and coordination.

Education and Home Exercise Program

A personalized home exercise program will be introduced to facilitate continued progress between sessions.

Gradual Return to Activities

As recovery progresses, our physiotherapist will guide the patient through a gradual return to daily activities, work responsibilities and sporting activities.

Follow-up and Monitoring

Regular follow-up appointments for whiplash injury treatment will be scheduled to monitor progress, adjust the treatment plan as needed, and address any lingering symptoms or concerns.

Our physiotherapist will provide ongoing support and guidance to promote a successful recovery and minimize the risk of chronic pain.

Overall, the goal of physiotherapy treatment for whiplash injury is to facilitate a full recovery, enhance functional outcomes and empower the patient to resume their daily activities with confidence and comfort.

Do you have pain from a whiplash injury?  Ask Dr. Kris Dorken and the Core Wellness Centre Team of whiplash injury treatment professionals how we can help.

Don’t delay – call now on (416) 479 – 8311
or use the contact form below

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

How can chiropractic care and physiotherapy help in the treatment of whiplash injuries?

Chiropractic care and physiotherapy are integral in the treatment of whiplash injuries as they focus on restoring mobility, alleviating pain and promoting healing through targeted manual techniques, tools and exercises.

What specific techniques do chiropractors and physiotherapists use to alleviate pain and improve mobility in whiplash patients?

Chiropractors may use spinal adjustments, mobilization techniques and soft tissue therapy to address misalignments and reduce tension in the affected areas.

Physiotherapists often utilize manual therapy, stretching exercises, and modalities like ultrasound or cold laser therapy (LLLT) to improve range of motion and reduce pain.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe for treating whiplash injuries, and what are the potential benefits?

Chiropractic adjustments are generally safe for treating whiplash injuries when performed by a licensed professional.

Benefits may include pain reduction, improved joint function, and enhanced healing by promoting proper alignment and movement of the spine.

How long does it typically take to recover from a whiplash injury with chiropractic care and physiotherapy?

Recovery time from a whiplash injury can vary depending on the severity of the injury and individual factors.

With chiropractic care and physiotherapy, patients typically experience gradual improvement over several weeks to months.

Can chiropractic care and physiotherapy prevent long-term complications or chronic pain associated with whiplash injuries?

Chiropractic care and physiotherapy can play a crucial role in preventing long-term complications and chronic pain associated with whiplash injuries by addressing underlying issues, restoring proper function, and providing education on injury prevention techniques.

What should I expect during a session at Core Wellness Centre?

During a chiropractic or physiotherapy session for whiplash treatment, patients can expect a thorough assessment of their condition, followed by personalized treatment tailored to their specific needs.

This may include hands-on techniques, therapeutic exercises, and guidance on self-care strategies.

Are there any additional complementary treatments or exercises that can enhance the effectiveness of chiropractic care and physiotherapy for whiplash injuries?

In addition to chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy exercises, Core Wellness Centre also offers RMT Massage Therapy, and Osteopathy to further enhance the effectiveness of whiplash injury treatment.

A comprehensive approach that addresses all aspects of the injury can optimize outcomes and promote long-term recovery.

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