You might one day fall victim to a devastating auto accident injury. Car accident injuries can negatively impact your overall quality of life. They can lead you to feel chronic and acute pain, and even suffer long-term effects such as with whiplash injuries.
Whiplash is one of the most serious car accident injuries. It's important to treat your whiplash as soon as possible. At Ponte Vedra Wellness Center, we're here to help residents near Nocatee, FL, and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, get the help they need to recover from whiplash.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a common auto accident injury that can be incredibly painful. During a car accident, your neck and head might move violently back and forth, almost resembling a whip. This sudden jerking movement of the neck and head during a car accident leads to what is known as whiplash. Whiplash can be accompanied by various symptoms which might not show up until hours, days, or even weeks after a car accident. This type of neck injury is common in rear-ends.
Symptoms of whiplash may include:
- Upper back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
Should I Get Chiropractic Care?
Like all personal injuries, it's important to get the help of a chiropractor if you feel your injury is causing you significant amounts of pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care for whiplash, and other personal injuries, can help reduce pain, restore balance, and help someone recover faster from their injury.
How a Chiropractor from Our Practice Can Help
A chiropractor on our team will determine the extent of your injury from whiplash. They can help determine if your neck pain, back pain, and headaches are being caused by whiplash or something else. Our chiropractor will conduct a full physical exam, ask questions about your pain, and conduct imaging tests such as x-rays.
This will help them determine which chiropractic treatment will work best for pain management of your whiplash. These treatments can include:
- Manual or spinal adjustments to realign the spine, which could have become misaligned after an accident
- Spinal decompression to help relieve herniated discs that could be made worse after an accident
- Muscle massages and stretches to help reduce inflammation and improve circulation of the injured neck, upper shoulders, and upper back area
Get Chiropractic Care for Pain Management Today
At Ponte Vedra Wellness Center, we're here to help our residents of Nocatee and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, feel their best again after their auto accident injury. For whiplash treatment or other chiropractic care, call us today to set up an appointment at (904) 273-2691 for Ponte Verda Beach or (904) 834-2717 for Nocatee.