If an accident left you with a case of whiplash that makes daily life difficult, we can help. Our team will show you how chiropractic care combined with massage and rehabilitative therapies can relieve the pain, stiffness, limited movement, and other troubling symptoms you are experiencing.
You do not have to live with the relentless pain and limitations of whiplash or struggle alone to find a solution. At Specific Care Chiropractic, our Fort Myers whiplash treatment team will help you explore our wide range of treatments and choose the right path for your health care needs.
How Whiplash Injuries Are Evaluated and Diagnosed
Untreated whiplash injuries can worsen over time, which makes prompt diagnosis critical for minimizing pain. You don’t want to hesitate to request an evaluation if you were involved in a fall, car accident, or sports accident and have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Neck and shoulder stiffness
- Unexplained headaches
- An inability to rotate your neck
Some patients may also experience dizziness, an inability to focus or concentrate, or blurry vision. We ask lots of questions during your first appointment with us and listen to your answers to get to the root of your condition before conducting any examinations. After evaluating your injury, we can prescribe a course of treatment to help you get your health and happiness back.
Developing Your Fort Myers Whiplash Treatment Plan
Your initial appointment will help us get to know and understand each other better. You will learn about our facility, staff, and treatment options while our team learns about you, your injury, and your lifestyle. During your first appointment, we will:
- Gather a complete medical history and additional paperwork
- Ask about your symptoms, including their timeline and severity
- Conduct a physical examination with added attention to your injury
- Perform other laboratory, diagnostic, and imaging exams as needed
After your exam, we take time to explain our findings and recommend next steps. Our team also works within your schedule to make subsequent appointments and review additional test results. We want you to have a comprehensive understanding of your injury and our recommended course of treatment.
Our Treatment Protocols for Whiplash Injuries
According to Mayo Clinic research, whiplash results from violent, forceful, repetitive motions that resemble a whip being cracked in the air. Car accidents—especially rear-end accidents—are often the cause of whiplash. Other causes can include:
- Sports accidents
- Physical abuse
- Slip and fall accidents
Some whiplash sufferers recover in weeks or months, while others suffer for years. However long you have coped with pain and immobility from a whiplash injury, our Specific Care Chiropractic team can help.
After an examination, our chiropractic care team in Fort Myers will recommend a custom whiplash treatment for you. Our goal is to ensure you fully understand the services we offer so you can make an informed decision about your health care.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Whiplash can cause more than physical aches and pains—it can also increase stress and frustration. There are many health benefits of massage in the treatment of whiplash injuries, including:
- Stress reduction
- Pain relief
- Tension relief
Massage therapy can help our team target specific pain sites and may even lead to improved immune function. When we include this therapy as part of your treatment plan, we will explain its additional benefits and advantages.
Benefits of Rehabilitative Therapy
Because of the damage whiplash causes to your neck muscles, we may suggest you also work with the health and wellness team in our Rehabilitation Room. They are specially trained to ensure you learn the principles of physiotherapy. Treatment will include showing you how to perform a variety of beneficial exercises to restore range of motion and mobility at an easy pace.
Chiropractic Adjustments and Corrective Care
When whiplash results from a misaligned spine, our team will recommend manual adjustments to help with realignment. If you struggle with occasional flare-ups, we may also recommend repeated adjustments or additional corrective care.
Your body’s response to initial treatments will help us make these determinations going forward. As part of corrective and ongoing care, we may also teach you various strengthening stretches and exercises.
Read What Patients Say About Our Fort Myers Health Care Services
Our team has helped patients injured in car accidents and accidental falls that lead to incapacitating injuries. When they talk about working with our practice, previous patients say:
“MD Rivera is awesome…I feel they definitely always place the patient 1st — very warm feeling when having to work with this practice. It’s not fun to be hurt or in pain. I was in tears when I entered and now, I am better…and it’s all thanks to them.” — Zakiyyah G
“Great place with amazing staff! Doctors are nice and super friendly! I feel great after my first adjustment.” — Tommy Amaro
“Great doctors and staff. They listen and develop a treatment plan to help you feel better. They also were great with my kids.” — Brandy Reale
Our chiropractic medicine team knows the mind/body connection that leads to good health care, so we include you in every decision we make. Our doctors and staff are committed to providing excellent health care in a warm, supportive environment for every patient we serve.
Learn More About Treating Your Whiplash Injury in Fort Myers Today
If you are struggling to cope with a whiplash injury, our chiropractic team can help you find relief that restores your health. Find out about our whiplash treatment protocols in Fort Myers by contacting one of our Specific Care Chiropractic team members at (239) 932-5314 today.