Get Expert Whiplash and Auto Accident-Related Injury Treatment in Bonita Springs
Whiplash treatment Bonita Springs
At Multi-Care Medical in Bonita Springs, we understand how debilitating whiplash and other chronic pain can be. We are committed to using our combined expertise to help you lead a pain-free and productive life.
Most patients who come to us with whiplash-related concerns report feeling better within a few weeks of treatment. This is not necessarily the case for everyone, but a timely consultation and early treatment generally lead to better chances of receiving a more positive prognosis. Depending on the particulars of your case, you may be assigned to one of our orthopedic specialists, neurologists, or chiropractors among others.
Left untreated, whiplash has the potential to severely hamper one’s productivity at work, ability to perform day-to-day activities, and can even lead to depression and other mood disorders. Ignoring it can lead to chronic pain and can make a person more susceptible to back and neck injuries in the future.
Unfortunately, whiplash is quite common. Each year, an estimated three million people in the United States suffer from this condition while close to half, or 45 percent of chronic pain patients attribute their discomfort to a whiplash-related accident in the past. Though most incidents happen in cars, the condition is not exclusive to vehicular accidents nor does it require a high-speed collision for it to happen. Most injuries have been recorded at speeds of less than 12 miles per hour and can happen even while wearing seatbelts. Auto accidents aside, it can also be the result of a sports injury, physical abuse, or any strong and sudden blow to the head. It can happen in a variety of places such as roller coasters and while bungee jumping.
What is Whiplash
Whiplash is a neck injury that can happen when the body undergoes a quick and sudden acceleration then deceleration. In a typical vehicular rear-end collision, the lower vertebrae of the cervix or neck are thrown into an unnatural state of hyperextension, a state whereby the angle between the bones is larger than normal. While this is happening, the upper vertebrae of the cervix are forced into a hyperflexed position where the angle between the bones is smaller. With these two factors simultaneously at play, the result is an irregular S-shape in the cervix. The damage can extend to the tissue in between the cervical vertebrae: the muscles, facet joint capsules, and ligaments. The term “whiplash” refers to this quick forward-and-back movement which is similar to a whipping motion. Other terms for it are cervical sprain and cervical strain.
Symptoms of Whiplash?
Due to the lack of any external trauma and the sometimes delayed onset of pain, the condition can be easily overlooked. Some indicators that could signal the condition are:
- Stiffness and/or neck pain
- Reduced range of motion in the neck
- Vertigo and/or nausea
- Disruption of sleeping patterns
- Headaches radiating from the base of the skull
- Memory problems
- Problem concentrating
- Back pain
- Jaw pain
Common treatments for whiplash
Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash Bonita Springs
We have a wide array of treatment options at Multi-Care Medical in Bonita Springs. Your treatment plan will depend on the extent and severity of your injury, and we may employ a combination of different therapies. Some of the more common methods we use are the use of a neck brace to immobilize the area, medication, massage, chiropractic adjustments, and physical therapy.
Other Common Car Accident Related Injuries
Multi-Care Bonita Springs is also experienced and equipped in handling other automobile-related injuries:
Concussions can result from a patient weathering a considerable impact to the head. Mild cases can be overcome with rest and sleep, but more serious cases of head trauma could require hospitalization and surgery.
Back problems can be minor such as back sprain and disc dislocation, but more severe injuries can mean chronic pain and paralysis.
Seatbelt-related injuries have the potential to cause trauma to the body where the straps are located: along the abdomen, chest, and shoulders. Internal bleeding and damage to the internal organs are some of the more grave conditions caused by it.
Arms and legs quite often suffer damage in vehicular accidents as the extremities can be violently pushed against broken glass and the structure of the car. Typical injuries that they sustain are bruises and broken bones.
For comprehensive and professional care, visit our facility at 27160 Bay Landing Drive (second floor) Bonita Springs, FL 34135. You may also call us at (239) 307-5928.