If you have recently been in an auto accident or sports incident that has caused whiplash, our chiropractors here at Care Medical Centers have over 15 years experience dealing with these types of cases here in the Hollywood, FL and Ft. Lauderdale areas.
When it comes to treating whiplash, the treatment truly is specific to each individual. However, there are some generalities that can be applied to this specific type of injury. When you visit your chiropractor for treatment of whiplash, you can usually expect:
- Chiropractic manipulation. Whiplash generally involves joint dysfunction. Due to this, spinal manipulation might be used to get the joint moved out of the misalignment which is causing restriction of movement.
- Massage Therapy muscle stimulation or relaxation. To treat the injured or tight muscle restricting movement, gentle stretches to the muscle or massage therapy will be used to help relieve muscle tightness. A variety of massage therapy techniques can be used, but most commonly gentle finger pressure techniques are utilized to relieve the tight muscle pain.
- Physical Therapy exercises to rebuild the strength of the weakened area. As you begin the healing process, we will recommend physical therapy exercises that you can do at home to allow you to take an active role in your recovery. Our goal is to help your nervous system better coordinate movement and allow your neck muscles to maintain neck stability.
- Suggestions of lifestyle changes and ergonomic considerations. During your healing process, you want to make sure you are putting the least amount of strain on your whiplash as possible. We will talk to you about modifications to your home and work environments to make sure you will not further aggravate or injure your whiplash.
If you have experienced whiplash recently and are looking for a qualified chiropractor to treatment this specific injury, look no further than Care Medical Centers. Our holistic approach to chiropractic will allow for a comprehensive approach to your healing, utilizing our massage therapy, physical therapy, clinical nutrition and chiropractic services. Call us today to evaluate your whiplash: (954) 981-4355.
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- On January 8, 2015
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