Injured in an Auto Accident?
Whiplash is a severe neck strain that causes pain and tightness in the neck, limited mobility, and headaches. Immediate symptoms can include blurred vision, headaches, shoulder pain, dizziness, and difficulty moving your head. Some people don’t have symptoms right away or might feel a little stiff or sore. If left untreated, serious problems can arise later on, sometimes even months after the accident. Whiplash can also cause minor back injuries, ligament damage, disc injuries, and muscle injuries. If you have any neck pain, stiffness, or limited movement, it’s important to see a chiropractor for a thorough evaluation. If you have been injured in an accident, our Fort Lauderdale chiropractic clinic can help you understand the options that you have.
Whiplash in Fort Lauderdale
Whiplash injuries are a serious matter. The results can be devastating if an injury of this caliber is left untreated. What's unfortunate, is that most people don't even realize they are injured until long after the accident. By the time many people realize they are in need of help, their problems have escalated to a much greater condition.
Injuries tend to be more significant when your headrest is positioned too low. In the instance where your headrest is positioned too low, it can act as an acceleration point when you are hit from behind. A 5 mph impact can result in your head whipping back at a much higher rate of speed causing greater injury.
Statistically, significant improvement was noted for 93% of the 28 patients studied in the Woodward study while under chiropractic care. In the research study, chiropractic care consisted of spinal manipulation, PNF, and cryotherapy. Many of the patients were treated prior to the study with NSAIDS, soft colors, and physiotherapy.
Chiropractic care is an effective modality for patients that have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. The study mentioned earlier was able to clearly document the success and experience most chiropractors see in clinical practice. Symptoms ranging from headaches to neck pain, back pain, inter-scapular pain, and related extremity pain with numbness and tingling often respond very well to chiropractic care.
PowerSource Chiropractic in Fort Lauderdale has experience helping individuals suffering from symptoms of a whiplash injury. Call today to see if chiropractic care can help you.