Whiplash Injury Treatment in Ocala, Florida
Our Chiropractors and Medical Doctors in Ocala Can Help Your Whiplash Injury
If you have been involved in an accident in Ocala, Florida and believe you may be suffering from Whiplash, contact the Whiplash Injury Chiropractors at Florida Spine and Injury today.
Our medical team includes Chiropractors, Medical Doctors, Surgeons and Physical Therapists who all have years of experience diagnosing and treating Whiplash Injuries.
To ensure that our Whiplash patients are also protected from a legal standpoint, we can also refer them to a local Personal Injury Attorney to ensure that if they are entitled to financial compensation for their injury, they receive it and also do not have to pay for their medical treatment.
If you live in the Ocala, Florida area and are suffering from Whiplash, contact Florida Spine and Injury today and get a Free Consultation with our Whiplash Injury Chiropractors.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that occurs from your head being forcefully and unexpectedly jerked in a forward and backward motion.
When your body goes through this motion, the ligaments and muscles in your neck are extended beyond their normal comfortable range of motion cause you to experience whiplash.
Whiplash is considered a soft tissue injury typically treated by a chiropractor.
What causes whiplash?
You can suffer a Whiplash injury from a multitude of different activities or accidents. However, the injury is most commonly suffered during car accidents. It occurs because your neck is forcefully thrown in a fast movement beyond the normal range of motion, leading to the vertebrae, spinal discs, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and tissues in your neck to become injured.
Rear-end collisions are the most common cause of Whiplash Injuries in our patients in Ocala. The impact of a car accident typically jerks the people inside of the vehicle, causing the soft-tissue damage.
What are Symptoms of Whiplash?
Whiplash is a difficult injury to deal with because the symptoms are not usually felt right away. Most symptoms take a few hours or even days after the incident to present themselves.
This is why it is always recommended to see a Whiplash Injury Chiropractor if you are involved in a Car Accident.
Common symptoms that our Whiplash Chiropractors in Ocala treat include:
- Neck pain or Stiffness
- Numbness in arms
- Tenderness in the arms, shoulders or upper back
- Headaches or Migraines
- Reduced motion in your neck
If the Whiplash Injury is severe, patients may develop the following symptoms as well;
- Ears Ringing
- Blurred vision
- Inability to focus
- Memory Loss
How our medical team Diagnoses Whiplash?
When Diagnosing a Whiplash Injury, our Ocala Whiplash doctors will begin by asking the patient a series of questions to better understand their symptoms, followed by three separate types of diagnostic testing.
The three diagnostic tests we use are neurological, physical and diagnostic images.
The physical and neurological tests that your doctor will perform will involve an examination of your range of motion, reflexes, sensation in your limbs, and tenderness to your shoulders neck and upper back.
Sometimes, this will include performing tasks like walking, jumping, or sitting to observe your body’s’ ability to move.
They will also check the alignment of your spine to find if anything is out of place. This part of the exam is done by the chiropractor placing their hands on the patient to feel for misalignments.
Once your Whiplash Chiropractor has finished the physical and neurological testing, they will order diagnostic testing such as an x-ray, computerized tomography (CT) scan or a Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
The X-Rays and CT scans are beneficial because they show your bone structure and can provide information on any damage that has been done to your bones.
MRI scans are beneficial because they provide images of the soft tissues and cross-sections between the soft-tissues and bones.
After completing these three-part you will be done with the exam and your chiropractor will be able to properly diagnose your injury. From there the chiropractor will go over your individualized treatment plan.
How does Chiropractic Care Help Whiplash?
Chiropractic Care is a holistic, natural way to that you can have your Whiplash treated.
Our Chiropractors in Ocala focus on joint and muscle dysfunction, faulty movement patterns and disc derangement in the Spine.
The main treatments our Chiropractors use are Spinal Adjustments and Manipulations, as well as decompression therapy. To perform a manipulation or adjustment, the chiropractic doctor will position the patient and then place their hands on the afflicted area and apply a sudden firm force.
This causes a pop noise and realigns your spinal cord, reducing tension and inflammation. Evidence proves that this type of treatment provides pain relief and works best when combined with physical therapy exercises.
By using the right Chiropractic Care, combined with Physical Therapy, our Whiplash doctors in Ocala can help reduce your pain.
How long does whiplash last?
Recover time is based on the severity of your injuries. The more severe the more time it usually takes to heal. Some whiplash injuries are minor enough that it only takes a few days or weeks to heal, while some injuries take longer. The most common time frame is around three months for a full recovery.
Contact the Ocala Whiplash Chiropractors at Florida Spine and Injury Today
At Florida Spine and Injury in Ocala, our medical team can diagnose and set up a customized treatment plan to help you fully recover from your Whiplash Injury.
"Our team of Chiropractors, Medical Doctors, and Physical Therapists are Whiplash Rehabilitation Experts with over 20 years of experience."
Through the use of our different offered treatments, we give patients the best chance at a full recovery from their injuries.
If you have been involved in an auto accident and have suffered a Whiplash Injury, contact our Whiplash Chiropractors in Ocala, Fl today for a Free Whiplash Consultation.