First Coast Medical Center Offers Treatment for Whiplash

If you have recently been in an auto accident, you may be left with residual neck pain and impairment of function that impacts your daily life. Whiplash is a condition that can have a range of symptoms that require specialized care. Chiropractic treatment, physical therapy and other methods can help to restore normal function. At First Coast Medical Center, with offices in North Jacksonville, FL, and Orange Park, FL, we provide effective treatment for whiplash problems.


Causes of Whiplash Injuries

Generally, whiplash problems develop as a result of auto accident injury, when the rapid forward and backward motion during impact causes damage to soft tissues and vertebrae in the neck and upper spine. However, whiplash can also result from a fall that causes the same back-and-forth motion of the head, or from a violent act that causes the movement.

Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash is a disorder of the neck and upper spine that can cause a variety of troubling symptoms. You may experience neck pain on movement, stiffness, headaches, tenderness in the arms or upper back, dizziness, and tingling in the arms. The condition can worsen, causing blurred vision, irritability, memory problems, and sleep disturbances. Turning the head normally can become impossible, for work duties and even for socializing.

Chiropractic Care for Whiplash Symptoms

Spinal adjustment to re-align the vertebrae that may have been displaced by the crash impact is an important part of chiropractic treatment of whiplash injuries. Corrective exercises are used to strengthen muscles that support the neck and head. In addition, you may receive soft tissue therapy to reduce swelling and tenderness.

The chiropractor can also recommend ergonomic adjustments to your work and home environments that will help to minimize strain on neck muscles and prevent re-injury. Any residual discomfort can be treated with muscle stimulation therapy and learning better ways to move to prevent injury.

Make First Coast Medical Center Your Chiropractor for Whiplash Neck Pain

The health professionals a First Coast Medical Center use their extensive training and experience to help patients recover from a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and problems. We specialize in providing treatment to help individuals recover from common auto accident injuries.

Contact First Coast Medical Center today at 904-854-1004 in North Jacksonville, 904-358-8692 in downtown Jacksonville or 904-278-7246 in Orange Park for an appointment to learn how chiropractic care can restore your comfort and flexibility after a whiplash problem.