You might be driving around when the car ahead of you stops abruptly. You apply your brakes, but don’t stop in time and wham, you strike the rear end of the car. When you recover your senses, you feel jarred and a little bit shaken, but are capable of getting out of your car to apologize and exchange information.
Later in the day you feel some discomfort in your neck and spine area. That night your neck starts to hurt and you start to get a headache. You think to yourself “Well, it’s just some pain and stiffness associated with the accident-it’ll be better by the morning”.
Next morning, you get up with neck and upper back pains that are a lot worse than the previous day. You take a couple of pain killers which alleviate the pain, but later in the day its back again, hurting worse than ever.
You are experiencing the symptoms associated with whiplash.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in automobile accidents. It occurs during the impact of your accident when your neck is forcibly “whipped” back and forth and side to side past its normal range of motion.
Headaches and migraines can be caused by whiplash, head injuries or other types of car accident injury. headaches may appear when your neck is damaged because the stress or strain on your neck muscles can cause pain to radiate to your head. Head injuries or trauma to your head can cause headaches and migraines. If you are experiencing headaches after your car accident, then you should get treated as soon as possible so that your headache pain does not become persistent.
A herniated disc, which is another injury that can be sustained in an auto accident, occurs when a spinal disc ruptures and its contents leak out putting pressure on the nerves in your neck and back. A sudden jerk from a car accident can cause a disc herniation or possibly sciatica, pain down the leg.
Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for car accident injury. Dr. Dean M. Zusmer of Miami Accident Center will use manual therapy, ultrasound, cold laser, EMS, activator spinal adjustments and corrective exercises combined with other modern equipment and techniques to treat your car accident injures. General chiropractic care and a series of manual adjustments aid with pain management for whiplash, herniated discs and headaches. By adjusting your spine and re-aligning your neck and back, we relieve the pressure from your neck, back and head. Proper alignment can also help boost the function of your immune and digestive systems by allowing your nerves to function optimally.
Call today to schedule your initial evaluation at Miami Accident Center.
Dr. Dean M. Zusmer
Miami Accident Center Main Office Location: 2645 SW 37th Ave, Suite #503 Miami, FL 33133
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