Get the Best Whiplash Injury Treatment Available From Top Chiropractors

When whiplash is mentioned, people immediately picture a motor vehicle accident in which the patient’s head is involved in rapid forward and backward movements, thereby injuring the neck and causing severe pain. Technically, whiplash can be either hyperflexion (rapid forward movement) or hyperextension (rapid backward movement). The acceleration-deceleration mechanism involves the transfer of energy to the neck when a motor vehicle experiences an impact-collision. Whiplash sometimes takes several weeks to develop following an accident. It is therefore advisable to seek medical attention as soon as possible following an accident because while one may seem okay, there is always a chance that some internal damage might have occurred.

Every year, millions of people suffer car accident injuries. Even “minor” accidents can cause painful, long-lasting conditions. In the wake of a crash, appropriate care is essential. By consulting medical professionals, you not only look after your well-being – you strengthen your claim and make it easier to establish the costs of the accident. Ultimately, this can help in court.

Injuries received in a car accident may be extensive. Some may not present themselves immediately after the accident. It is essential to be seen immediately after the accident and then follow up a few days later to ensure your physician knows the full extent of your injuries and discomfort.

 

Common Injuries as a Result of a Car Accident:

lady in car wreck with injured neckThere are many types of bodily injuries that occur as a result of a motor vehicle accident. You most likely will experience some of the more common ones below.

  • Soft Tissue/Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Neck strain
  • Joint pain
  • Back pain
  • Broken bones

 

There are many ways of treating injuries related to car and other types of vehicular accidents. Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce inflammation and bring the body back into balance after a traumatic injury.

 

What is Whiplash

Whiplash refers to cases in which a person’s neck becomes injured from a rear impact in a car, or a similar motor accident. When a vehicle is struck from behind, this causes powerful forces to be transmitted from the colliding vehicle to the occupant of the struck vehicle. As the neck copes with this sudden force, it becomes prone to a whiplash injury.

 

Symptoms of Whiplash

Symptoms of whiplash may include a headache, difficulty of turning and bending the neck, stiffness or pain of the neck to the shoulders or down the arms, or stiffness in the upper and lower part of the back.

 

Whiplash Related Injuries and Treatment

  • Disc herniation – whiplash injury that affects the discs between the vertebrae. This may lead to small tears and trigger the inner core of the disc to extrude through its outer core. When this happens, the spinal nerve root of the affected area will be irritated, causing numbness, sharp, shooting pain in the arm, tingling and muscle weakness.
  • Joint dysfunction – A condition where some limbs or joints lose their normal resiliency and shock absorption (known as the joint play) leading to restricted body movements and pain.
  • Chronic pain – This happens when the symptoms become consistent, and the pain it causes is almost unbearable. However, it is rare to find cases of chronic pain after a car accident. Usually, minor muscle sprains and strains from the accident heal from proper medications.

 

For simple or mild whiplash, your doctor may prescribe mild OTC drugs such as aspirin for pain medication. Prescription painkillers may be used where the patient has suffered severe injuries. diagram of how whiplash occurs At other times the patient may be required to use muscle relaxants to help take care of muscle spasms. Other treatment options may include lidocaine injection to help reduce pain. In most cases, doctors recommend a series of mild exercises to be done to restore the neck’s range of motion and allow the patient to resume regular duties. These usually are movement exercises and stretching.

 

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT OF WHIPLASH

Treating whiplash may vary depending on the patient’s condition, but chiropractic whiplash treatments can be considered one of the most effective solutions. The treatment will vary with the injury. A chiropractor may administer chiropractic care depending on how severe the injury seems. Chiropractors mostly use spinal manipulation techniques for pain relief. These include:

(A) Specific spinal manipulation: In this technique, spinal joints with abnormal, restricted motion or subluxations are subjected to gentle thrusting to help restore motion.

(B) Flexion-distraction technique: This is a non-thrusting spinal manipulation method or technique used for treating herniated discs.

(C) Instrument-assisted manipulation: This is a non-thrusting technique, but it involves the use of a specialized instrument to apply force while avoiding thrusting into the patient’s spine.

 

Important info on Florida’s PIP law

If you were in a motor vehicle accident, the State of Florida requires that you seek medical treatment within 14 days of the accident to be covered by your PIP insurance. To delay treatment beyond 14 days means you will lose all ability to use your auto insurance for medical coverage for your treatment. If you are involved in an auto accident and are injured, seek immediate treatment from a qualified physician at Multi-Care Medical, where we have Doctors of Chiropractic, Medical Physician Assistants, Orthopedic Surgeon, Neurologist and Pain Management Specialists.

Florida PIP laws limit coverage to $2,500, not $10,000, unless an Emergency Medical Condition (EMC) evaluation is completed. We at Multi-Care Medical provide EMC evaluations on site that will not limit your benefits to $2,500 when medically necessary. The benefit to our patients is they can see the specialists needed at one facility. We pride ourselves on being able to evaluate and treat our patients over the necessary period t it takes our patients to heal, unlike hospitals and ER’s, which could wipe one’s insurance coverage out in one day

 

If you believe you are suffering from whiplash, schedule an appointment online with Multi Care Medical in Pembroke Pines, Fl or call us at (954) 441-7246. We are located at 11270 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026