Neck injuries can range from a minor strain caused by a poor sleeping position to a major fracture caused by a fall accident. However, any injury can lead to severe pain, tension, and even nerve damage because of how sensitive the neck area is. In addition, some people suffer headaches and dizziness because of an injured neck, while others lose mobility and find it difficult to move their heads.
You do not have to continue suffering from the negative effects of a neck injury. At Specific Care Chiropractic, we offer neck injury treatment in Cape Coral to help patients restore functionality in their cervical area and relieve chronic pain and tension. You can come to our facility for an appointment and learn more about how our chiropractic treatment can help.
Call (239) 369-9109 to schedule your Cape Coral neck injury treatment appointment.
What to Expect on Your First Visit to Specific Care Chiropractic
If you are unsure about what to expect during your first appointment at our office, allow us to give you a better idea. When you visit our chiropractic clinic, you can expect the following:
- You’ll have to fill out a questionnaire about your neck injury.
- You’ll undergo a physical exam by one of our physicians.
- We may request other diagnostic tests, such as X-ray exams.
- We’ll schedule your next appointment to go over your test results and discuss your treatment plan.
We treat all patients with respect and hospitality, and we hope to make you feel comfortable while under our care. Our physicians are transparent about their practice techniques, and they are licensed in the latest chiropractic methods.
Questions We Ask to Better Understand Your Symptoms
You will have to fill out medical paperwork and a brief questionnaire about your injury during your first appointment. Later, one of our physicians will review this information and then ask you some follow-up questions, which may be about:
What Caused the Injury (If You Know)
If you sustained a neck injury in a car accident, slip and fall accident, or work-related accident, your physician will want to get this insight when examining you. Some neck injuries are not easily explainable, such as those that occur while a person is sleeping, so it is all right if you do not have the full details.
When the Neck Pain Started
Try to estimate how long you have been experiencing pain or other side effects, be it a few days or years. This alerts the physician as to how severe your injury might be.
Whether the Pain Exists Only in the Neck
The cervical area, located at the base of the brain, is a highly sensitive area regarding the body’s central nervous system. Therefore, pain may start at the neck but soon affect other parts of the body due to a pinched nerve, nerve damage, or herniation. Be transparent about your pain, even if you think it is unrelated.
Whether Anything Reduces the Pain or Makes It Worse
Your physician will also want to know what you have been doing to self-treat your injury, whether that involves taking over-the-counter pain relievers (e.g., ibuprofen or acetaminophen), using ice or heating pads, or doing specific stretches. This can be factored into your treatment plan.
Types of Therapy We Can Use in Your Neck Injury Treatment
When you come to our Cape Coral location, you can learn more about the treatment methods we might use to help you heal. We practice the following therapies:
- Chiropractic adjustments and corrective care
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Massage therapy
- Electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM) therapy
- Stretching and strengthening therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
Physiotherapy is a recommended treatment method for neck injuries, as it has been proven to help strengthen muscles in the cervical area. For example, Spinal Cord published a report in 2019 that confirmed physical therapy improves muscle strength in people with spinal cord injuries, which can stem from the cervical area.
Our Cape Coral Chiropractors Treat a Variety of Neck Injuries
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we treat the following types of neck injuries:
- Whiplash injuries
- Neck sprains and strains
- Pinched nerve injuries
- Herniated disks located in the cervical area
- Neck fractures
- Spinal cord injuries stemming from the cervical area
If you have a separate neck-related injury or other injuries, our chiropractors can give you a physical exam to assess where the pain may be stemming from and conduct additional diagnostic tests.
We can find the root source of your discomfort and build a treatment plan that targets this area.
We Can Work With Your Attorney If You Are Pursuing Compensation for Your Injury
Some of our patients come to our facility after getting injured in an accident. If you or a loved one was injured because of another party’s negligence, you might be entitled to pursue compensation. For example, a common scenario we see is someone getting whiplash in a rear-end accident. So, say you were on Del Prado Boulevard when someone hit you from behind, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the driver who rear-ended you.
If so, our facility can work with your lawyer to provide information to support your claim. As your medical care providers, we can release essential information (with your permission) that ties the accident to your injury. This information may include:
- Your medical records, including your X-ray images
- Your medical bills and estimates for future treatment you might need
- Testimony about how long you might need treatment and how likely you are to recover from your neck injury
If you are not working with a personal injury lawyer but are interested in connecting with one, we may be able to refer you to someone in our network.
Contact Our Chiropractors for the Best Cape Coral Neck Injury Treatment
If you or a loved one injured your neck and now suffers from chronic pain, inflammation, or other negative symptoms, our physicians at Specific Care Chiropractic want to examine your injury and help you recover. You can visit our Cape Coral office location for your first appointment, and we’ll begin developing your treatment plan once we understand the severity of your neck injury.
Call (239) 369-9109 to schedule your appointment today.