If you ask the average person to name a painful injury associated with auto accidents, whiplash is likely to be at the top of the list. This debilitating neck injury has entered the public consciousness through images of lawsuits and patients wearing protective braces or collars. But if you've sustained whiplash in a car accident, sports mishap or workplace trauma, you're more likely to associate it with intense pain, stiffness and neurological symptoms. That's when you should turn to the trusted team of chiropractors, physicians and neurologists at Apple Neuro & Spine for safe, effective relief.If you are suffering from whiplash due to an auto accident or auto injury, call us today for personal injury help in Palm Coast or Bunnell. .
The weight of your head is carried and balanced by the structures of the neck, including the neck muscles, cervical vertebrae and vertebral discs. While this is no problem under normal circumstances, the massive forces transferred to the body in a car accident are anything but normal. Your upper body may be restrained by the seat belt, but your head is free to fly around. An sudden stop may snap the head backward, then forward, then backward again at high speed. This whip-like motion has earned the resulting injuries the name "whiplash." Neck muscles may tear and the delicate joints that articulate the cervical spine may be forced out of alignment, causing pain and immobility. The jolt may also cause cervical discs to slip and herniate, pinching nearby nerve roots.
As you might expect, such a variety of problems can produce an even wider range of symptoms. In addition to pain and stiffness, nerve impingement may cause a problem called cervical radiculopathy -- pain, tingling, muscles weakness or loss of sensation in the hands, arms or shoulders. You may also experience headaches, jaw pain, dizziness, mental confusion, depression, insomnia and vision or hearing abnormalities.
The acute injuries produced by whiplash require prompt medical attention and treatment -- and our dedicated Palm Coast, Florida team can provide it. We use advanced diagnostic methods such as digital X-rays, CAT scans and magnetic resonance imaging to gain a detailed understanding of the full extent of your vertebral misalignment and soft tissue damage. Our neurologist will note any cervical radiculopathy or other neurological symptoms you're experiencing.
Once we know exactly what the whiplash has done to you, we can develop a personalized non-surgical treatment plan to help you heal faster and feel better. Our multiple healing modalities may include:
Don't let an auto accident or other mishap leave you feeling miserable and unable to function. Call 386-313-2599 to schedule the whiplash relief you need!
I have benefited tremendously from the chiropractic care I received from Apple Neuro and Spine.
- Bruce Martin / Bunnell, FL