Whiplash is a term that describes injury to the neck that occurs as a result of a motor vehicle or car accident. The most common type of car accident is the rear impact collision. Typically, the occupant in the vehicle that gets “rear-ended” (hit from behind), is at the greatest risk of injury including whiplash. Although rear-end collisions are the most common form of impact, you can experience whiplash symptoms from any type of car accident. If you are involved in a car accident you may not feel pain immediately. Pain and discomfort typically begin approximately 24-48 hours following the impact.
Whiplash injuries can be quite complex and may include a variety of related problems, such as:
Joint dysfunction, disc herniation, headaches, dizziness, faulty movement patterns and chronic pain.
Because each individual case of whiplash is different, a specific treatment plan is tailored to your needs. At Advanced Physical Medicine, different modalities are used along the healing process, including but not limited to electric stimulation, moist heat, stretching, soft tissue work including massage and rehab exercises.
The appropriate chiropractic treatment is unique to each injury and is directed at the primary dysfunctions detected during the chiropractic exam.
If you or someone you know is suffering from whiplash symptoms please contact Dr. Maxwell Mitchell or Dr. Candice Pollack today, to learn about available treatment options!
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