Whiplash is often the result of a sports injury or an auto accident. In the case of an auto accident, the head and neck are forced in one direction and then suddenly forced in another direction violently. Whiplash can be as minor as a stiff neck or lead to incredible and debilitating discomfort. Our chiropractors at Bay City Rehab & Wellness in Tampa will provide effective pain relief for your whiplash injury and help you on your road to recovery.
Seatbelts save lives plain and simple. It is estimated that seatbelts have saved an incredible 374,196 lives between 1975 and 2017 and have reduced the severity of injuries for hundreds of thousands, potentially millions more. Thus, wearing your seat belt is incredibly important to keeping you safe and reducing the risk of severe injuries. However, seatbelts do come with their own injuries and whiplash is quite often the result of a sudden impact while wearing a seatbelt.
How a Chiropractor Can Help With Your Whiplash Injury
When you visit with one of our Tampa chiropractors, we will begin with a verbal and physical examination to determine the severity of your whiplash injury. We will determine what types of treatment might be best utilized for your injury. Most whiplash injuries are relatively minor and cause only physical discomforts like pain and tenderness in the shoulders, neck, upper back, and upper arms. However, some whiplash injuries can have more cerebral effects, causing dizziness, irritability, and even memory problems.
The good news is that no matter how severe your whiplash injury, or whether you have received it from a car accident or something else like a sports injury or a slip and fall accident, there are effective treatments to reduce your pain. Chiropractic care can help in the short-term and expedite your healing for long-term pain relief without having to rely on pain medication. Whiplash treatment provided by a chiropractor will likely include the following:
- Spinal manipulation. This specialized chiropractic technique involves identifying the neck joints that have become misaligned during the accident and its aftermath and putting them back into place.
- Instrument-assisted therapy. Similar to spinal manipulation, this whiplash treatment utilizes a specialized hand-held device to stimulate and treat injured soft tissues that may be the underlying cause of your whiplash pain and discomfort.
Schedule Your Chiropractic Care Consultation Today!
If you live in or around Tampa, FL, and you’re experiencing pain related to a whiplash injury, contact our chiropractors today at Bay City Rehab & Wellness. Call us at (813) 874-2646 to schedule an appointment for effective pain relief through chiropractic care.