If you have sustained trauma due to a car accident or sports-related injury resulting in whiplash, our doctors can devise a treatment plan without medications or surgery. We can diagnose whiplash by targeting the symptoms and get to the source of the problem. Using the latest in non-surgical treatments, we can help you heal faster with long-lasting whiplash relief.
Call us today for an appointment. Our doctors are committed to working with you for a customized treatment plan designed with your specific needs.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a condition in which the neck is forcefully thrust forward and then backward in a “whipping motion” often due to car accidents. Whiplash can cause temporary immobility and pain in the neck. Symptoms can sometimes last for several months and have the potential of causing long term damage and discomfort.
Whiplash Injury Treatments
Whiplash, while not usually life-threatening, should be attended to soon after the incident to help ensure no further trauma to the tissue is sustained. When you arrive for your first appointment, our doctors will thoroughly assess your injury to determine the best course of therapy specific to your needs.
By using PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections coupled with chiropractic care, we offer the most efficient and effective options to relieve your whiplash pain with long-lasting effects. It may be recommended for you to undergo exercise therapy during sessions. The doctor will aide you in the proper execution of the exercises to ensure they are done properly so you can reduce the pain and increase mobility.
Whiplash symptoms will usually present themselves within the first 24 hours following the trauma; however, it is possible that the symptoms may appear later. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you could be suffering from whiplash and should seek treatment as soon as possible.
- Pain or stiffness in the neck
(this may increase when you move your neck)
- Pain or tenderness in shoulders or upper back
- Pain, tingling, or numbness in your arms
- Loss of range of motion in your neck
- Blurred vision
- Trouble sleeping
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
If you are suffering from whiplash in St Petersburg, call us today at (727) 519-3757 to schedule a complimentary consultation. Our doctors want to help get a plan started to get you immediate relief from your pain. We have multiple resources to develop a treatment plan for you that doesn’t require medications or surgery.