Whiplash Treatment Supplied by a St. Petersburg FL Chiropractor

Our St. Petersburg FL chiropractor treats patients who've suffered from a car accident, sports injury or other physical trauma and develop injuries from the incident. Our chiropractor gives you an option for whiplash treatment without the use of medications. We target the symptoms of your whiplash and get to the source of the problem. 

Definition of Whiplash

Most commonly, whiplash occurs from a rear-end automobile accident because the condition stems from a person's neck forcefully going forward than backward. Whiplash will damage both the bones and soft tissue in the neck. Whiplash isn't life-threatening in most cases; however, it can cause temporary, yet potentially long-lasting, immobility in the neck. In fact, the symptoms of whiplash may last for several months 

Symptoms of Whiplash

More than likely, you'll begin experiencing symptoms of whiplash within 24 hours of the incident, although it's possible symptoms will appear later. You may have neck pain or stiffness, and the pain will increase when you move your neck. Pain and tenderness may occur in your shoulders and the upper portion of your back. Additionally, you might have pain, tingling or numbness in your arms. You might have a loss in the range of motion in your neck. Dizziness and headaches are possible as well and so is fatigue. Other symptoms of whiplash include blurred vision, sleep disturbances, irritability, difficulty concentrating, depression and memory problems. 

Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash

It's vital to seek out treatment if you experience whiplash, so the issue can be treated and no further tissue trauma occurs. The first part of your appointment will consist of us assessing your condition to determine the best course of treatment for your health and condition. Then, our chiropractor provides alternative treatments that will alleviate pain and discomfort.

We may conduct a spinal manipulation on you that entails our chiropractor realigning the discs in the neck and back, which will help the area to heal and will reduce your discomfort. It might even aid in easing headaches and reducing the presence of sleep disturbances. We offer patients chiropractic massage to reduce the pain they're experiencing. By reducing the pain, you can focus on the recovery process. It may help relieve headaches and sleep disturbances. 

We might advise you to undergo exercise therapy with us. During these sessions, we aid you in executing certain exercises that help you regain the mobility you originally had in your neck. We conduct the exercises on a schedule that slowly helps you get back your range of motion. This means you don't experience a great deal of pain while you undergo exercise therapy. Additionally, you'll notice these exercises will reduce some of the pain you're experiencing. We'll also recommend lifestyle and ergonomic changes that will lessen the amount of pain and discomfort you have. 

If you think you may have whiplash, contact St. Petersburg Chiropractic Injury & Rehab today to find relief and help your recovery. To schedule an appointment, call our office at (727) 519-3757.