Frequently Asked Questions about Whiplash
Over six million Americans will be involved in a car crash this year. About a million people who are in car accidents will develop whiplash, and a quarter to a half of them will never recover without chiropractic help. Here are the answers to a couple commonly asked questions about whiplash from your chiropractor in Boca Raton, Dr. Ernest Caruso.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues of the neck. Even if you are riding along at 2 miles an hour when your car is rear-ended, or you hit something in your way, these muscles can develop tiny tears.
Your immune system will remove the injured tissue with inflammation so it can be replaced days, weeks, or even months after your accident. This makes your neck muscles swell. Since they are directly connected to the vertebrae in your neck, these inflamed muscles can pull your cervical spine out of alignment. This can pinch nerves and cause problems in your face, neck, arms, and torso.
What can my chiropractor do for whiplash after an auto accident injury?
The most important thing your chiropractor can do after your auto accident injury is to recognize the problem! Many people walk away from low-impact crashes, only to have neck pain and issues with mobility to pop up weeks or months later. Many people don’t even remember the injury that is causing them severe pain by the time they get into their chiropractor's office.
Dr. Caruso can make an accurate diagnosis of whiplash or the other cause of your ongoing neck pain. He’ll then use gentle, hands-on manipulation to nudge the bones of your neck back into perfect alignment. Dr. Caruso also has methods of drug-free pain relief that can make constant neck and facial pain a thing of your past.
Dr. Caruso is ready to be your chiropractor, today!
There is just one thing to remember about getting treatment from your chiropractor for whiplash: the sooner you get a diagnosis and treatment, the sooner your pain will stop! Request your appointment online or call us at (561) 447-2228. Boca Health and Wellness Center is located in Plumtree Center at 3350 NW 2nd Ave Ste A-24, Boca Raton, FL 33431.