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. 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