Auto Accident Treatment from your Plantation Chiropractor
Whiplash treatment in Plantation
One of the most commonly sustained injuries after a car accident is whiplash. It is a hyperextension injury to the neck caused by acceleration/deceleration movement that can damage soft tissue and ligaments in the neck. 80% of rear-impact collisions are low-speed crashes between 6-12 mph. You might be surprised to learn that, even at this speed, one could experience the effects of whiplash.
If you were in an auto accident, you may have noticed that your pain came on suddenly or developed over a few days. With all the external and internal forces of an accident, your well being may be the last thing your body processes. As pain develops, it is best to follow up with a health care provider for treatment.
Chiropractic care can provide different in-office modalities, exercises, soft tissue treatments and adjustments to help decrease pain due to whiplash after a car accident.
At Stumpff Chiropractic, we understand that no two patients are alike, and the same goes for auto accidents. Whiplash can present with different symptoms for different people, so we individualize treatment options specifically for you.
Symptoms of whiplash after an auto accident:
- Numbness and tingling
- Visual disturbances
- Nausea and vomiting
- Chest pain
- Limited range of motion
- Shoulder pain
The mechanism of whiplash:
- Impact occurs, leading to straightening of thoracic spine (also known as vertical ramping)
- Neck extends back (hyperextension period)
- Movement of the neck forward (hyperflexion)
If you have recently been in an auto accident, do not wait until symptoms start showing up. In the state of Florida, you have 14 days after the date of your accident to be seen by a health care professional. No one plans for an auto accident, but when it does occur, Stumpff Chiropractic is here to help with whiplash and associated symptoms with safe, natural and non-invasive treatment options. Click each link to learn more about how chiropractic care, myofascial techniques, and therapeutic exercises can help decrease your whiplash pain.
If you have been in an auto accident, let Stumpff Chiropractic help! Give our office a call at 954-368-4054 to schedule your appointment conveniently located in Plantation, Florida.