Whiplash treatment with Chiropractor





Many people will seek out chiropractic care in Fort Lauderdale after having an auto injury.  A common auto injury is called whiplash. This happens when the head and neck are whipped from back to front when impacted during the accident. Most car accidents are rear-end collisions and as a result, whiplash is a common occurence. You can also get whiplash from other kinds of trauma, accidents, abuse, and falls.

Many people in Fort Lauderdale don't even realize they have whiplash injury until weeks or months later. By then the problem has becomes persistent and led to other issues. If your neck has been injured in an accident or other incident,read below to see if you have whiplash. You will also see how a chiropractor can help you to treat it.


The neck can be whipped from back to front during differeny scenarios including:

  • a car accident
  • playing contact sports (football)
  • an assault
  • and other physical trauma
When that happens the spine and surrounding soft tissue are impacted also. Whiplash is the initial impact, but the following results can also include:

  • Disc bulges and herniation
  • Subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine),
  • Injured bones in the spine,
  • Irritated and damaged nerves
  • Pulled ligaments and muscles in the neck


Some whiplash injuries can be mild but they can range to be quite severe. The correct positioning of your car headrest can make all the difference. Injuries tend to be more severe when your headrest is positioned too low. If the impact was quite significant or the headrest was low there is a high probability that bones will be broken or tissue is damaged. A visit to the chiropractor will ensure a thorough examination and x-rays. Even if the impact seemed mild, you may have whiplash. This can be confirmed if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder, upper back, and arm pain
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain when turning the head
  • Inability to move or turn the head fully
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, and fingers
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression

So there are a wide range of symptoms and not all of them may be quickly traced to whiplash. Even if you have been cleared by a doctor, your pain could still be related to whiplash and you may need treatment to correct the problem. Most importantly, get your spine checked ASAP. Early treatment will avoid the development of a long-term problem.


Because of the impact to the spine, surrounding nerves and tissues, the treatment of a chiropractor is ideal. They are trained to assess the source of the pain associated with a whiplash injury. They are also trained to determine a plan for effective treatment. Chiropractic treatments are gentle and non-invasive. Call our team at the office of Dr. Charles M. Palminteri, DC to discover how chiropractic care can help you recover from whiplash.


Whiplash Treatment Fort Lauderdale

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