Whiplash Injury Therapy Florissant MO
Being involved in an auto accident is not fun but, as long as no one is critically injured, there is enough adrenaline flowing through your body to mask serious whiplash injuries. Unfortunately, pain and stiffness can continue to intensify for days following a crash. While some episodes of neck pain will get better with time, most cases need medical attention and sooner than later. Since the source of your pain is usually going to be in the cervical spine, neck muscles, ligaments and discs, it is important that the blood supply in the soft tissues is still adequate to deliver important nutrients and proteins that are essential for the healing process. If neck pain spreads down your arms and is accompanied by headache, numbness, weakness and tingling, you will likely require whiplash injury therapy to treat nerve damage, cervical cord compression or disc herniation to restore muscle strength and avoid a lifetime of recurring pain.
Symptoms of Accident Related Whiplash
Trauma related neck pain can appear as an acute injury, appear to heal and then have symptoms that return within several days, weeks or months an accident, including:
- Loss of motion or rotation in the neck
- Unexplained onset of headaches often a base of the skull
- Blurred vision, double vision or visual dizziness
- Tinnitus or ringing, buzzing, hissing or whistling in the ears
- Sleep disturbances or stiffness in neck after sleeping
- Loss of concentration, frustration or irritability
Not only does your neck have to support your head, it is one of the most flexible joints and is prone to injury. Car accidents or any collision with another person can result in a whiplash injury that require whiplash injury therapy.
Effective Relief from Whiplash Injuries
At P.R.I.M.E. Health Centers, we understand how frustrating and painful neck injuries can be. Unexpected jolts and shooting pain can make it almost impossible to get your work done or to enjoy the simplest pleasures of life. We have had excellent outcomes in treating a host of patients by listening closely to what their bodies are telling them and creating individualized whiplash injury therapy to get them back to optimal health. Remember, worn neck joints, herniated discs, bone spurs, arthritis and signs of wear and tear that are identified by x-ray or digital imaging following an accident may have been already been there before your auto accident occurred. That means that whiplash injury therapy, spinal decompression, chiropractic manipulation or physical therapy may be much more effective in eliminating whiplash pain than more invasive procedures like disc fusion or other types of spinal surgery. To find out what your body is telling you, call 636-735-3577 for a Same Day Appointment.