Are you suffering from Whiplash?
The most common injuries sustained in car accidents in West Palm Beach are to the neck and back. Of these, Whiplash is the most common. Whiplash occurs when force applied to your neck causes movement beyond the neck’s normal range of motion. Most cases of whiplash occur when involved in an accident where the car has been rear-ended.
Whiplash injuries affect the soft tissues of your neck (specifically ligaments, tendons, and muscles). It is important to ensure this is healed properly with less chance of future pain and dysfunction. Our West Palm Beach chiropractors have extensive experience in treating whiplash cases.
The speed of the cars involved in the accident or the amount of physical damage to the car may not relate to the intensity of neck injury; speeds as low as 15 miles per hour can produce enough energy to cause whiplash in occupants, whether or not they wear seat belts.
How Can a Chiropractor Help with Whiplash?
Our chiropractors at Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida can assist in relieving pain and encouraging healing in the affected areas. By using several different treatment techniques, our chiropractors can help you relieve the aches and pains of whiplash.
- Chiropractic Adjustment: By performing spinal manipulation, via short thrusts or slower movements, our chiropractors can gently move the involved joint towards the restricted area. This helps create mobility and encourages healing.
- Muscle Relaxation and Muscle Stimulation: With calm gentle stretches to the affected muscles, Chiropractors can relieve tension. Sometimes these stretches are also combined with ‘finger pressure techniques’ on certain pressure points to relieve pain.
- McKenzie Exercises: Fortunately for us, McKenzie exercises are 100 percent intended to reduce disc derangement caused by whiplash. The first set of exercises happen in our Chiropractor’s office, but can be taught to use at home. This gives you a little more control in the healing process.
Whiplash Treatment Plans Just for You
Each case of whiplash is different, so each treatment plan will vary. As you go through your healing process with our chiropractors, we may not use all of these techniques.
Each case of whiplash comes with its own set of symptoms. Sometimes the severity of the injury prevents our chiropractor from using the spinal adjustment method as it would be too harsh on the affected sore muscles. Whatever your particular case of whiplash might be, you can rest assured that our chiropractors have whiplash treatments that are tailored just to you.
Call our chiropractic clinics to schedule a pain consultation today at 877-881-4878 (HURT). We have 7 locations throughout South Florida in Pompano Beach, North Miami, West Palm Beach, Hollywood, Miami Airport, Miami Lakes, and Kendall.