Auto accident injury can result in whiplash, a distinct type of neck dysfunction that can cause a variety of troubling symptoms that can impact your daily life. Early treatment can be effective in relieving these symptoms and preventing ongoing problems. At Spine & Injury Associates, with offices in eight Central Florida locations, we can help with whiplash pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.

Understanding Whiplash

Whiplash is a series of injuries that occurs from the rapid forward and backward motion that occurs during an impact such as a car crash. Whiplash can also result from a fall, an act of violence, or from an impact during sports activities. This condition may have symptoms that seem unrelated to a neck injury. Early treatment can help you to avoid increasing symptoms that interfere with normal life.

Symptoms of Whiplash

Individuals who have experienced a whiplash injury may have a variety of symptoms beyond simple neck pain. You may experience frequent headaches that seem to start at the base of the skull. Moving your head may make neck pain worse. You may experience numbness or tingling in your arms. Some people have dizziness or fatigue as a result of the injury. Blurred vision and problems with concentration can also occur. You may feel depressed or have trouble sleeping.

Chiropractic Techniques Can Help
Whiplash Symptoms

Manual adjustment of the upper spine can relieve pressure on muscles and nerves, as well as restore normal function of the vertebrae. Muscle relaxation and stimulation techniques can be effective for pain management. Corrective exercise can strengthen the muscles that support the head and upper spine. Massage therapy can improve range of motion and comfort. Ergonomic changes to your work and home environment can help to prevent re-injury. Your chiropractor will design a care plan for your individual needs.

Make Spine & Injury Associates Your Chiropractor in Central Florida

The chiropractors and doctors at Spine & Injury Associates use their extensive training to provide a “whole person” approach to care for patients in Orlando, FL, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, Haines City, Winter Haven, Plant City, Poinciana, and Ocala. We treat a broad range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, sciatica, sports injuries, work injuries, and auto accident injuries. Call Spine & Injury Associates today at 407-434-7246 for an appointment near you to learn about the techniques that can help your whiplash injury.