Have you experienced a car accident or a whiplash in Fort Lauderdale? If there is a sudden acceleration or stop by force, the neck can experience whiplash. Whiplash is common after a car accident because the muscles don’t have enough time to prepare for the impact. Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC in Fort Lauderdale can treat your whiplash injuries.
Whiplash injuries can be very serious and need to be properly treated. Because the symptoms can remain unnoticed for a long time, it is always best to be checked out as soon as possible. If ignored, you can experience radiating pain throughout your shoulders, down into your arms, elbows, wrists, and hands or even down into your mid back and low back. It is also common for people to experience illness, headaches, and even pain in the jaw.
Any injury from a car accident should be treated immediately. Whiplash is no different. Like most other injuries, serious side effects can occur when left untreated:
Whiplash can be difficult to diagnose. This is because it can present itself through many symptoms. X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs might not even show any signs of injury right away. Normally it takes your neck upwards of 17 weeks to heal, and symptoms in most people last 6 months or longer. Even with prompt treatment, a quarter of patients fail to return to normal as far as 2 years out from injury. If you’ve waited to go to the doctor, your recovery will take even longer. Instead of waiting until the pain is unbearable, you should go to the doctor as soon as possible to finally start healing.
If cared for properly, a person can recover fully from these injuries within a few months. Whiplash treatment needs professional care because so many different areas of the body can be affected. At Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC we are trained to treat all aspects of these injuries and fix the problem rather than mask it with medication.
Chiropractic care is the most effective treatment for healing from the trauma and reducing the chances of developing manifesting problems.
If you or someone you know has been in an automobile accident in Fort Lauderdale then call Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC and take the first step to putting it in the past!