Whiplash Car Accidents




Whiplash commonly occurs after car accidents, whether or not they are severe. Over 2 million people suffer from this nationwide. Whiplash also accounts for numerous potential long term complications each year.  Most of the time, the effects of whiplash are not noticed for many years.  Because of this, most people do not go to the doctor for treatment until the condition has gotten progressively worse. Below, Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC arm you with the knowledge to prevent whiplash in Fort Lauderdale from occurring, assist you in identifying the injury, and help you learn the treatment options available.


Incredibly, even car accidents at 5 mph can provide enough force to cause significant damage. These are the types of accidents that cause damage that is not readily recognizable or noticed right away. They can result in serious complications later in life.  In order to prevent that, it is cricial that you learn what some of the symptoms are that will show that there was an injury. Some of the indicators are; headaches, problems with motion of the head and neck, shoulder pain, neck pain, disturbed sleep, abnormal sensations traveling down the arms, and dizziness.

Our facility specializes in whiplash injuries.  Dr. Charles is experienced in identifying the presence of injury and can provide the care needed. The sooner the care is provided, the better.  It's best that you have your spine evaluated as soon as you have been involved in a car accident.

Common symptoms of whiplash:

  • Neck pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in your arm or hand
  • Numbness in your arm or hand
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Irritability
  • Sleeplessness
  • Tiredness

A common contributing factor to the development of whiplash are head rests that are positioned to low.  They should be placed as close to the back of the neck as possible with the top portion of the headrest level with the top of the ears.  While driving, the back of the seat should be in the upright position and seat-belts should be worn at all times. 


Chiropractic care with Dr. Charles can provide a drug-free way to relieve your pain. If there is back or neck pain after an accident, you could have a spinal or whiplash injury. Without proper care, these types of injuries can have a serious, negative impact on your health leading to months or years of chronic pain.

The chiropractors at the office of Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC have the education and experience to apply the best methods for managing whiplash and or spinal injuries–without resorting to medication or surgery.


Auto accident injuries can cause the musculoskeletal system to be knocked out of proper alignment because of the force of the accident; back and neck pain can occur as a result. Whiplash happenswhen the force of a rear-impact accident that cause the abrupt movement of the cervical spin backward and forward, or whipped (hence the name of the condition). This strain on the neck muscles causes pain, soreness, and stiffness.


Chiropractic adjustments bring alignment back to the spine. They also relieve pressure on the muscles and nerves. Additional therapies, such as corrective exercise, can help bring back the body’s full range of motion.

Contact our office today for information to see if you can benefit from chiropractic care.


Whiplash Car Accidents Fort Lauderdale

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