If you suffered a whiplash injury in a car accident, fall, or another scenario in Boca Raton, our team has the resources and knowledge to help you heal. Specific Care Chiropractic takes a well-rounded approach to injury recovery using various therapies. For example, we can combine ultrasound therapy and chiropractic adjustments to address your pain while promoting stability through strength exercises.
After evaluating your injury, we’ll create a customized treatment plan based on your unique needs and recovery goals. Look no further than Specific Care Chiropractic for your Boca Raton whiplash treatment.
Understanding Whiplash Injuries
Whiplash is an injury that rapid back-and-forth neck movement causes. When external forces make the neck move in this way, the instinctual reaction is to protect your head by stiffening your neck muscles. However, doing so causes these muscles to strain against the force, often resulting in damage.
Whiplash injuries can have long-term effects, especially when left untreated. You may develop chronic pain and inflammation in the neck, as well as in your upper back, shoulders, and arms. In addition, potential secondary issues from whiplash include:
- Headaches and dizziness
- Arm tingling or numbness
- Stiffness and loss of neck motion
Our team of physicians, chiropractors, certified massage therapists, and other professionals are here to provide relief from a whiplash injury. We’ll give you the tools to restore and maintain your health through our comprehensive approach to treatment.
Whiplash Treatments We Offer to Boca Raton Clients
At Specific Care Chiropractic, we work to treat the whole patient, not just their symptoms. For this reason, we take the time to develop a customized multiphase treatment plan for each client that supports their rehabilitation on several levels.
Each phase consists of various treatments woven together to promote comprehensive healing. We’ve outlined the basics below.
Acute Treatment Phase
We begin by addressing the immediate injury. The goal of the acute treatment phase is to eliminate the pain and stiffness a whiplash injury has caused in your neck, shoulders, and upper back.
To do this, the chiropractor will evaluate your pain areas and make initial spinal adjustments to reduce nerve irritation. We will also incorporate stretching techniques and massage therapy to relieve tightness in the affected areas.
Other treatments, such as ultrasound therapy and electrical muscle stimulation (E-STIM), can help us target the inflammation you experience and promote tissue regeneration.
Once we’ve reduced the pain associated with your whiplash injury, the rehabilitation phase allows us to focus on your mobility. Our rehabilitative therapy includes additional chiropractic adjustments and massage treatments combined with a light physiotherapy exercise regimen.
Our staff will walk you through these exercises to ensure that you have the correct form and avoid further injury. We also want to empower you to perform these stretches and exercises at home so that you can continue your treatment at your own pace.
The goal of the rehab phase is to promote stability in the neck and spine without aggravating the injury further. Doing so creates a foundation to build on for the final two phases of your recovery plan.
The strengthening phase of whiplash treatment will take the foundation built during rehab and use it to build up your neck and upper back muscles for further stability and control. To start, the chiropractor will perform another round of corrective adjustments to address any lingering stiffness or pain as you move toward more aggressive strength training.
We amp up your exercises during this phase with more weights and reps in our Rehab Room. For example, we might employ weighted exercise balls and other tools to enhance your whiplash treatment and further progress the healing process. We’ll also continue your massage therapy to help your muscles recover from these more intense exercises.
Maximum Medical Improvement Phase
This phase is what we aim for when creating your treatment plan. Reaching maximum medical improvement (MMI) means you have healed as much as possible and are entering the maintenance phase of treatment.
While that doesn’t mean you have to stop your stretching, exercises, or other therapies, you can continue them less frequently. Our team is happy to help sustain your mobility and wellness into the future.
What to Expect During Your First Appointment
Your initial appointment with Specific Care Chiropractic will set the stage for treatment. We will begin by having you fill out a questionnaire regarding your whiplash injury, pain levels, and medical history. Our physicians will use this information as a guide during the physical exam. The doctor may ask more questions for further insight into your situation.
During the physical exam, we will get a more concrete idea of injury severity. The doctor will determine which areas of the body your whiplash injury is affecting, including your neck, shoulders, arms, and back. We may also order X-rays and other imaging tests to rule out other injuries.
Before you leave, we’ll outline the next steps, including what your Boca Raton whiplash treatment plan will likely entail. Then, we can set up an appointment schedule and get your recovery underway. We hope you leave this initial meeting feeling hopeful and confident in our ability to restore your health.
Clients Appreciate Our Welcoming Atmosphere
Testimonials from clients praise our staff’s caring and welcoming attitude.
“You feel safe and welcomed right away and the instant relief you’ll feel is literally life changing. I’m so glad this place was recommended to me. I definitely plan on coming back here forever.” Lyndsay Murphy
“Best experience going to the chiropractor by far. The atmosphere and their energy alone helped me feel better about the whole experience.” Sasha Hendricks
“I have always left feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy the rest of my week. I would definitely recommend Specific Care to anyone who has gotten inside of a car accident and is suffering painful aches, or someone who has mild aches from time to time.” Brea Smith
We Will Work With Your Personal Injury Attorney
As Mayo Clinic outlines, whiplash injuries are common in:
- Traffic collisions—particularly rear-endings
- Sports accidents
- Assaults or physical abuse
- Slip or trip and falls
In many of these scenarios, you have a right to seek compensation for your medical treatment—and potentially other damages, as well. To assist your financial recovery, we’ll work with your attorney to provide proof of your whiplash injury and its severity, your treatment plan, and the associated costs.
Let Us Handle Your Boca Raton Whiplash Treatment
While a whiplash injury may not seem serious at first, over time, it can cause chronic pain and stiffness, affecting your ability to move and enjoy life as you once did.
Don’t let this injury go untreated—allow our team at Specific Care Chiropractic to guide you through the recovery process. Call (239) 369-9109 to schedule your appointment.