Do you have neck/shoulder pain after a car accident? You may be experiencing whiplash in Sarasota. Whiplash is one of the most common conditions that bring new patients to see our auto accident chiropractor in Sarasota. It is the number one auto accident injury across the nation, after all.
What is Whiplash?
It happens when a sudden force whips the head back and forth, causing intense strain to the neck. While whiplash is most common behind the wheel, it can also come from a sports injury, from tripping and falling, or even an amusement park ride. If you suffer from any of those symptoms, our chiropractors can help you heal and feel better naturally, without drugs or invasive treatments.
Whiplash symptoms include
- Neck Pain and Stiffness
- Upper Back Pain
- Vision Problems
- Foggy/Blurred Thinking
Whiplash: Not Just a Car Accident Injury
Because whiplash can happen under any number of different circumstances, it is important not to take chances if you have been in a situation where your neck has been strained. During a sport, personal or car accident injury, the neck vertebrae grate against each other unnaturally, stressing the discs between them and causing pinched nerves. Muscles and ligaments are stretched beyond their normal range, causing strain and small tears in these tissues. For an injury that takes less than a second to happen, however, whiplash can sneak up on its victims when they least expect it—many people feel no pain until hours or even days after the incident that caused the whiplash.
This is why it is so important to come in for an evaluation with our whiplash chiropractor in Sarasota, FL as soon as possible after any accident. Because the symptoms can be delayed, many people walk away from the incident that caused the injury, thinking they are just fine. When the symptoms show up later, they wonder what happened. Prompt chiropractic attention right after any accident can save you much future pain.
Our chiropractors thoroughly evaluate your condition and discusses the incident with you to diagnose the cause of your neck pain so we can provide whiplash pain relief through our multifaceted approach:
- Chiropractic care—When an auto accident injury or other kind of injury nudges neck vertebrae out of alignment, our chiropractors gently realign them to relieve pinched nerves and stress on the discs.
- Massage Therapy—massage provides both natural pain relief in the form of endorphins, and also accelerates the healing of soft tissue injuries by improving circulation, reducing inflammation and relieving the stiffness and tension characteristic of whiplash injuries.
- Physical Therapy—To fully recover from a whiplash injury, it is important to learn some therapeutic exercises and stretches to regain full strength and range of motion.
This multifaceted, drug-free approach to pain relief for whiplash gets to the very heart of the injury. Instead of just covering the pain with medications that cannot solve the underlying problems, our natural approach to helping the body heal itself is a long-term, effective pain relief solution.
Contact us to schedule an appointment today!