State of the Art Care for Whiplash and Auto-Injuries

Auto-accidents are one of the most common ways that people injure their spine. One of the big problems with accident injuries is that you may not feel pain immediately after the accident, and it can prevent you from getting appropriate care.

Research has shown that whiplash associated pain may present itself weeks or months after an accident has occurred. It always kills me to see someone who seems like they developed whiplash symptoms out of nowhere only to find that they had been in a car accident 2 months earlier. Sometimes this develops into a chronic pain problem which can cost thousands of dollars over the course of someone’s lifetime.

A recent Florida law passed makes it so that a patient has just 14 days after the accident to be evaluated by a doctor in order to have any treatment covered by Personal Injury Protection. This is built in regardless of whether you are at fault or not.

That’s one of the reasons we advise all of our patients and anyone involved in a car accident to get their spine checked for soft tissue injuries to the spine even in the absence of pain.

Great Results with a Gentle Touch

Whiplash is considered a soft tissue injury which is considered a minor injury in terms of auto-accidents. While it’s minor compared to broken bones or brain injuries, whiplash can lead to severe pain and sometimes chronic pain. This is because whiplash tends to affect the part of the spine that is very sensitive to ligament damage, muscle strains, and inflammation.

While chiropractic has a tremendous record of safety, for some people the thought of having the spine manipulated when you are in pain can seem unbearable.

That’s why the doctors at Keystone Chiropractic rely on the NUCCA procedure. It allows for a very precise and non-invasive correction of the head and neck. By restoring the normal positioning of the head and neck, it allows the neck to be in an ideal position for healing and repair.

“After application of SCALE methods, 84% of the patients experienced complete or near complete resolution of their pain and other neck related complications.”

– Journal of Whiplash and Related Disorders, 2006 [Source]