Dr. Dean Zusmer – Car Accident Treatment & Injury Rehab Miami – The Miami Car Accident Doctor
After a car accident it is important to get evaluated by Dr. Dean Zusmer at Miami Accident Center for whiplash injuries. Symptoms may not appear for days or even weeks after the car accident, so don’t wait for the pain to begin before making an appointment to get a thorough evaluation.
Chiropractic Care has been proven to be safe and effective and is the preferred treatment for car accident injuries.
If you have been involved in a car accident, call 911 for immediate assistance. Your second call should be to Dr. Dean Zusmer at Miami Accident Center, even if you have not yet experienced any immediate symptoms.
What are the common signs and symptoms of whiplash?
The most common symptoms of whiplash are pain and stiffness in the neck. These symptoms are generally found in the areas that are “whiplashed.” For example, during a whiplash, first the head is lifted up from the upper-cervical spine and then whipped rapidly forwards and backwards. This creates a sprain/strain in the neck, where symptoms usually occur. Symptoms may commonly be seen in the front and back of the neck. Turning the head often makes the pain and discomfort worse.
Headache, especially at the base of the skull, is also a common symptom, seen in more than two thirds of patients. These headaches may be one-sided (unilateral) or experienced on both sides (bilateral). In addition, the pain and stiffness may extend down into the shoulders and arms, upper back, and even the upper chest.
In addition to the musculoskeletal symptoms, some patients also experience dizziness, difficulty swallowing, nausea, and even blurred vision after a whiplash injury. While these symptoms are disconcerting, in most cases, they disappear within a relatively short time. If they persist, it is very important to inform your doctor that they are not resolving. Vertigo (the sensation of the room spinning) and ringing in the ears may also be seen. In addition, some patients may feel pain in the jaw. Others will even complain of irritability, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. These symptoms also resolve quickly in most cases. In rare cases, symptoms can persist for weeks, months, or even years.
Another important and interesting aspect of whiplash is that the signs and symptoms often do not develop until 2 to 48 hours after the injury [sometimes even later]. This scenario is relatively common but not completely understood. Some speculate that it may be due to delayed muscle soreness, a condition seen in other circumstances.
Suffering from Whiplash Injury?
If you have been in a car accident and have experienced a whiplash injury or any other injury, call Miami Accident Center today to speak with an accident specialist, or to schedule an appointment for evaluation. You can call us 24/7. You will receive digital x-rays* along with your consultation and evaluation, should they be needed. Miami Accident Center has built a strong network of Health Care Professionals throughout South Florida to help get you back on your feet and on your way to wellness. Qualified Accident Lawyer referrals are available on request.
Dr. Dean M. Zusmer
Miami Accident Center Main Office Location: 2645 SW 37th Ave, Suite #503 Miami, FL 33133
Additional locations in Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
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