Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash and Auto Injuries
In need of care from a whiplash or auto accident injury? Optilife provides excellent care in Tampa, Fl.
Whiplash injuries occur when the head is jerked quickly back and forth hyper extending the muscles and ligaments in the neck. Symptoms may not occur for a few days and are usually mild, but left untreated, whiplash injuries can result in long term pain and spinal injury.
Other auto accident injuries can include the spinal column being jarred out of alignment which cause mild to severe pain. Injury to joins such as wrists, shoulders, knees and ankles are also common in auto accidents, falls, and aggressive roller coaster rides.
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Dealing with the aftermath of an auto accident can be stressful and confusing. Optilife’s staff are experienced and can help you navigate through the process to ensure you get the help and benefits you deserve. After an accident, Optilife will:
- Get you in the same day for x-rays and treatments, helping you feel better faster.
- Help you fill out the necessary paperwork for your insurance.
- Send you to the appropriate specialist if your injuries warrant it.
- Recommend an experienced and qualified attorney to ensure you are treated fairly by the insurance companies.
Whiplash and Auto Accident Injury Treatments
In addition to manual spinal manipulations, there are several therapies that are designed to reduce inflamation and pain resulting from an auto accident. Optilife staff will help with insurance and auto accident paperwork. We can also refer you to a reliable attorney if needed.
Cold Laser & Physical Therapy
Cold Laser and physical therapy treatments are used as therapeutic options in treating whiplash. Cold Laser treatments help to reduce inflammation and promote the healing process. Physical therapies are used to stretch and strengthen neck muscle which will support proper alignment of the cervical spine area.
Active massage therapy and stretching helps to reduce muscle inflammation while strengthening and elongating muscles. The Graston technique is a soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Massage therapy is very effective for whiplash injuries to promote healing and reduce related headaches.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators (TENS). TENS units feature electrodes placed over the painful area of the neck. The patient alerts the theapist how to control the intensity of electrical stimulation based on their level of comfort. The muscle stimulation helps block the transmission of pain signals along the nerves and releases the body’s natural painkillers, endorphins.
This was my 1st time at a chiro and it was just for a stiff neck. X-rays and an adjustment and I am hooked. The staff is so friendly!!! I feel great and thought I would stop coming. I had an ATV accident 2 weeks ago and started back to twice weekly visits and I am feeling wonderful again! Added bonus is Cooper and now baby Goose (dogs).