Get Whiplash Treatment by Our Tamarac Chiropractor
If you were in an auto accident or sustain a personal injury that caused whiplash, Dr. Steven Weiner at Care Chiropractic Center, serving West Broward County, can help diagnose whiplash and provide proper chiropractic treatment to you.
Whiplash is a condition where your neck is pushed forward and backward forcefully. This force damages the soft tissue and nerves in your neck. Some people may have whiplash for a short period of time, while others may experience symptoms for months or even years. Generally, whiplash comes from an automobile accident, in particular, a rear-end collision. However, it could also occur from a personal injury like a sports-related injury.
Symptoms of Whiplash
In most cases, symptoms of whiplash can occur in the first 24 hours. However, there can be times where you do not realize you had whiplash until after the accident, sometimes days or months. The most common symptoms are pain and stiffness in the neck. The pain may worsen when you move your neck. It could also be difficult for you to move your neck, causing a reduction in your range of motion. Some people have tenderness or pain that extends to their shoulders, upper back, or arms. Tingling and numbness could occur in your arms as a result of nerve damage.
Headaches are a sign of whiplash as well. You might feel fatigue, dizziness, blurred vision, or ringing in the ears. Sleep disturbances, irritability, difficulty concentrating, or memory loss are also symptoms of whiplash.
The first step to diagnosing whiplash is to see our chiropractor, Dr. Steven Weiner, so that he can evaluate your range of motion and check for any tender or sore spots. He will inquire about any symptoms you're experiencing, like pain or headaches.
He may conduct imaging to assess the condition of your soft tissue and nerves in your neck. He may take X-rays to capture the view of the internal structure of your neck.
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash Treatment
Your whiplash treatment may consist of Dr. Weiner performing a spinal alignment. This particular treatment consists of moving the vertebrae in your neck and upper back to ensure they line up with the discs. This takes pressure off the surrounding nerves and tissues. Other treatments may include massage therapy or exercise therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound therapy, low level laser therapy and spinal decompression/traction therapy.