If you or a loved one suffered a neck injury, our chiropractors at Specific Care Chiropractic can create a treatment plan for you that alleviates or eliminates the pain. We offer neck injury treatment in Coral Springs as well as other locations throughout Florida.
Neck injuries can occur because of:
- Automobile accidents
- Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Bad posture
- Sleeping in a wrong position
- Trauma to the neck or head
Our Coral Springs chiropractors treat patients with different kinds of neck injuries. Contact our office today to speak with a specialist about what we can do to help you recover.
Types of Neck Injuries We Treat
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we treat the following types of neck injuries:
- Whiplash (common injury from rear-end car accidents)
- Disk injuries in the neck (common injury from heavy lifting)
- Pinched nerve injuries (common injury from sports)
- Neck strain caused by repetitive movements or bad posture (common injury from working in front of a computer)
- Sprains and strains caused by physical activities
- Spinal cord injuries focused on the cervical area
When you come in for your first appointment, we can take X-rays and other necessary imaging exams to see the damage behind your neck injury.
Doing so allows us to build a treatment plan targeting the source of your pain and avoid putting strain on other areas of your neck. This can also guide us on which chiropractic adjustments we need to make to align the vertebrae in your cervical spine.
Symptoms of Neck Injuries
Common symptoms of neck injuries include:
- Stiffness in the neck that prevents you from turning your head to the side
- Tightness in your neck muscles, potentially leading to spasms
- Headaches or migraines that stem from the base of the head
- Chronic pain or pain caused by holding your neck or head in a certain position for too long
- Limited mobility or function in the neck
If you are experiencing intense pain in your neck due to an accident or trauma to the area, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Severe neck injuries can lead to nerve or spinal damage, which can cause paralysis or other permanent damage if left untreated. For example, BMC Public Health noted in a 2015 report that patients who suffered whiplash injuries in a car accident still experienced severe chronic pain five years after the accident compared to other patients with different minor injuries.
Physiotherapy Treatments to Address Neck Pain
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we offer several physiotherapy treatments to our patients, including:
This involves chiropractic adjustments. Treatment spans multiple sessions to allow the chiropractor to monitor your progression and make corrective adjustments as needed.
At our facility, we have a Rehab Room where we employ different exercises to treat patients with neck injuries, using exercise balls, Vibration Plates, and weights that help strengthen the muscles in their bodies.
After an adjustment or therapeutic session, you may receive massage therapy to help relax the muscles and encourage healing. This therapy targets muscle spasms and tension and can help bring more elasticity back into the neck, which improves function.
This treatment involves shooting sound waves into the neck to alleviate pain using ultrasound technology. It helps the body rebuild muscle tissue around the neck and encourages better blood flow.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-STIM) Therapy
Similar to ultrasound therapy, E-STIM therapy involves shooting tiny electric pulses around the neck area (and other parts of the body, if necessary) to repair damaged muscle tissue. This treatment is best for people who suffered a neck injury through repetitive motions or bad posture at work.
Our physicians will also teach you different strengthening and stretching exercises that you can practice at home to continue your treatment between chiropractic sessions. We aim to provide you with the resources and therapies you need to heal your neck injury so that you can live a pain-free lifestyle.
What to Expect During the Rehabilitation Phases for Your Neck Injury
Rehabilitation involves multiple stages of recovery, often including setbacks and corrective care. Our physicians will guide you throughout recovery and provide counsel on obstacles you might face as you regain mobility and strength in your neck.
The following are the four main stages of rehabilitation:
During the initial phase of your recovery, we will first target the pain source to alleviate it as much as possible. One of our physicians will make adjustments to improve the target area’s function and reduce any nerve irritation around it.
Your body may experience flare-ups of pain as your neck regains mobility and function, meaning you are entering the rehab phase. Based on your healing, our physician will make additional adjustments and teach you new exercises to continue strengthening the muscles and joints in your neck.
When you reach the point where you feel similar or better than how you did before the accident that caused your neck injury, you will have reached the strengthening phase. Our physician will make final corrective adjustments and begin training you with more intensive exercises using weights, resistance, and longer exercise times.
Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) Phase
The final stage is when you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI), which is the medical standard for determining when a patient’s treatment ends. By this point, you should no longer feel pain and can now live a healthy lifestyle.
You can learn more about the different phases of rehabilitation on our website.
Get Top-Rated Neck Injury Treatment in Coral Springs
If you or a loved one injured your neck in an accident or because of work-related conditions, visit Specific Care Chiropractic at our Coral Springs location to receive chiropractic treatment. We can observe the severity of your neck injury and build a treatment plan that helps you regain strength in your neck muscles while eliminating the pain.
Call (239) 932-5314 today to schedule your appointment.