A car accident can cause serious injuries, including whiplash, which causes significant pain. Seeing a chiropractor for treatment can help ease the pain associated with an auto injury and can help you recover faster from whiplash. If you live in or around Fort Myers and Cape Coral, let Dr. Halajcsik at Edison Square Chiropractic Clinic show you how you can find relief from your recent neck trauma.

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How Does a Chiropractor Diagnose Whiplash?

Our chiropractor first evaluates your spine as a whole, looking for any injuries associated with your car accident. We will look at all of the aspects of your spine and how they are affected, not just focus on the neck pain. During the evaluation, we will determine what parts of the neck and spine have restricted movement and look for tightness and tenderness.

Our chiropractor may also order imaging tests, such as x-rays or an MRI, to better look at the auto injury. Once completed, we will establish a treatment plan for whiplash, helping your body regain its full mobility and heal faster.

Whiplash Symptoms

Most people develop whiplash-related signs and symptoms within a few days of their auto accident injury. Some of the most common signs of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness, worsening pain with movement, headaches, tenderness in the neck, and limited range of motion in the neck. Other symptoms of whiplash may include fatigue, tingling in the arms, dizziness, blurred vision, tinnitus, trouble sleeping, irritability, lack of concentration, memory problems, and depression.

Whiplash Treatments

Chiropractors offer various types of whiplash treatment to help reduce neck inflammation, pain relief, and improve mobility. Treatment options include ultrasound, gentle stretching, manual therapy, physical therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture. Additional whiplash treatments may involve the flexion-distraction technique, instrument-assisted manipulation, spinal manipulation, trigger point therapy, interferential electrical stimulation, and soft-tissue therapy. We may also suggest at-home stretching and exercises and recommend using hot or cold therapies.

Choose Chiropractic Care For Whiplash Treatment

If you have been involved in an auto accident and are suffering from neck or back pain, it is best to seek diagnosis and treatment with a chiropractor. Your pain may result from a whiplash injury and you should start your treatment as soon as possible. At Edison Square Chiropractic, Dr. Halajcsik provides quality chiropractic care for our patients in and around Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Call our team today at (239) 561-3838 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.