What is Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash is caused by a sudden, back-and-forth movement of the neck. This injury can result from a motor vehicle accident, particularly if you have been rear-ended. It can also be caused by a sports injury or fall. Whiplash can damage intervertebral discs, ligaments, muscles, and spinal nerves, causing neck and shoulder pain, and chronic headaches.
Whiplash Side Effects
Whiplash injuries can cause significant discomfort. In addition, you may experience:
- Neck, back, shoulder, and arm pain
- Fatigue and dizziness
- Jaw pain
- Neck and shoulder stiffness
- Mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, or stress
Whiplash can result in cartilaginous injuries, including labrum tears in the shoulder, disc herniation, knee injuries, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
Forms of Treatment
At Texas Injury Clinic, we offer a variety of treatment options to effectively address discomfort. The type of treatment administered will depend on the severity of your injury. In most cases, our doctors will combine multiple therapies to improve your range of motion.
With our comprehensive treatment plans, we can help you find relief from painful symptoms and rehabilitate injured muscles, tendons, or nerves.
DRX9000™ Spinal Decompression System
For patients with a herniated disc or spinal nerve compression, our state-of-the-art decompression system can stimulate healing. Using advanced technology, this device can gently stretch your spine to increase fluid between spinal discs, alleviating pressure.
Using gentle manipulation techniques, our doctors can correct misaligned vertebrae to reduce pain and inflammation. During treatment, the doctor can administer chiropractic adjustments to realign your spine and increase your range of motion. You should notice immediate results, with improved functionality and performance.
To strengthen and stabilize injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments, our physical therapist can guide you in specialized exercises. Depending upon your needs, we may recommend performing these exercises in the office and at home for optimal results. Physical therapy can help to prevent muscle stiffness and issues with your long-term range of motion.
During treatment, our doctors can gently massage areas of concern to reduce muscle spasms and inflammation caused by a neck strain. Massage therapy is often combined with physical therapy for comprehensive treatment.
If you have recently undergone surgery to repair an injury, our team can provide you with proper in-office and at-home exercises to promote healing and rehabilitation.
Experiencing Neck Pain?
If you have recently been in a car accident, you may experience symptoms of whiplash. To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced doctors, contact our office today by calling (817) 624-7222 or by filling out our online form. When applicable, our doctors can accept a Letter of Protection from an attorney to ensure immediate treatment.