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Whiplash injury treatment

Whiplash injury treatment

After a rear-ended collision accident it is almost guaranteed that the person involved in the crash will require whiplash injury treatment. At Chiropractic and Rehabilitation of Miami Lakes we offer exactly this type of care. Car accidents, blows to the back in sports, and on-the-job injuries can easily leave you with a whiplash injury. While symptoms are often felt immediately, in some situations you may not feel pain for days, months, or, in rare cases, even years. In fact, many people wake up with neck pain without being aware of ever having a head or neck injury.

The most common symptom of whiplash (affecting 62% to 92% of those injured) is neck pain. It usually begins between two hours and up to two days after the accident. This is often the result of tight muscles that react to either muscle tears or excessive movement of joints from ligament damage. The muscles tighten in an effort to splint up and support the head, limiting the excessive movement.

Whiplash injury treatment

Whiplash leads to neck pain and headaches

An estimated 66% to 70% of those suffering from whiplash complain of headaches. The pain may be on one side or both, on- again/-off again or constant, in one location or more diffuse. These headaches, like neck pain, are often the result of tight, tense muscles trying to keep the head stable and are often felt behind the eyes. While pain radiating down the back of the neck into the shoulder blade area, also may be the result of tense muscles. Muscle tears often are felt as burning, prickling, or tingling pain. More severe disc damage may cause sharp pain with certain movements. And may only experience relief in certain positions.

If you experience any of these symptoms, you may have a whiplash injury that, if left untreated, can cause far more serious problems months or years later. Contact our accident chiropractor today to schedule an evaluation for your whiplash injury.

Studies on whiplash injuries

The Quebec Automobile Insurance Society recently released an exhaustive study of more than 10,382 articles on neck injuries. They came to the conclusion that most interventions for whiplash injury were proven, including soft cervical collars and corticosteroid injections. Yet they recommend spinal manipulation as being clearly effective. So if you suspect you have a these injuries or have automobile accident pain, let us help guide you back to the road of health. Our office is ready to help guide you through the red tape so that you can focus on getting better.

Stephen M. Foreman and Arthur C. Croft, Whiplash Injuries: The Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome, 1988 Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, Ibid, p. 287 Ibid, p. 289.

Quebec Task Force Rewrites Whiplash Protocols, June 5, 1995, Dynamic Chiropractic, Vol. 13, No. 12, p. 28

Car accident injury treatment near me

We offer whiplash injury treatment at our clinic in Miami Lakes. Whiplash treatment is also provided to our neighboring cities of Miami, Hialeah Gardens, Doral, Hialeah, and Miramar. Our clinic offers transportation for those that are treating for their car accident injuries.

The goal at Chiropractic and Rehabilitation of Miami Lakes is to provide our patients with an exceptional experience as well as premier healthcare. If you need immediate care for your whiplash injury, we offer same day appointments. We don’t expect our patients to have to wait weeks or even day to receive treatment. You may call us directly at 305.570.1965 or you can use our online appointment request form below.