Whiplash Treatment for Patients
We understand how devastating whiplash can be, which is why we offer swift, accurate diagnosis and a selection of treatments that have proven effectiveness in reducing the unpleasant symptoms which this condition can cause. The exact nature of the treatment offered for St. Augustine patients and others in the local area will depend on the results of our assessment process – longer term whiplash requires a different approach to an acute condition, for example. Options may include interventional pain management and anti-inflammatory relief, physical therapy ultrasound therapy, exercise, heat or ice treatment (depending on individual symptoms). Our aim is to give each patient who comes to us from St. Augustine, Orange Park or Jacksonville, FL, a customized treatment that gives them the outcomes they’re looking for. To book an appointment or to find answers to any of your questions, call us at (904) 783-0008.
Causes of Whiplash
Whiplash is a common injury that can cause long-term discomfort and limited mobility. Any event that results in the head and neck being thrown forward then backwards can result in the damage to tendons and muscles which characterize whiplash injuries. Sporting injuries frequently result in whiplash; many Orange Park and Jacksonville, FL, residents come to us with whiplash due to auto accidents, particularly those where a vehicle collided with them from behind. No matter what the cause might be, whiplash often impacts significantly on everyday activities, restricting the ability to undertake a wide range of activities.
Symptoms of Whiplash
The main symptoms of whiplash are:
- Neck pain and discomfort. This can be very severe, radiating up into the skull or across the shoulders. Headaches may occur, as well as pain at rest, which may become worse with even slight movements.
- Limited range of movement – even small movements can cause a large amount of pain. Many whiplash victims end up wearing a surgical collar to try and keep movement to a minimum.