Neck injuries can range in severity from mild (such as many kinds of whiplash) to life-threatening (such as a broken neck). Our caring, trusted team of medical professionals can treat many neck injuries, and would love to use our experience to help you. With proper chiropractic care, you can get both short- and long-term relief from your symptoms.
Call Specific Care Chiropractic for more information about your Davie neck injury treatment options. Schedule your first appointment today by calling (239) 369-9109.
We Treat Many Kinds of Neck Injuries
There are many small bones, tendons, ligaments, and other parts in your neck, so neck injuries can occur for any number of reasons, including the following.
Muscle Strains or Sprains
Holding your neck in a stressful position for too long or turning your neck too fast can injure the muscles there. We offer effective treatments for muscle strains and sprains.
The Mayo Clinic states that whiplash is usually caused by rear-end car accidents or sports injuries. When your neck is violently “whipped” around, you may experience pain and other symptoms.
As the Cleveland Clinic reports, the neck is one of the most common places to experience a herniated disc, when one of the cushioning discs between your vertebrae ruptures.
This condition occurs when the vertebrae in your neck lose their natural curve, causing muscle spasms and breathing and vision problems. Military neck can happen to anyone, not just members of the armed forces.
Specific Care Chiropractic can help patients with all of these conditions and more. The treatments we offer are flexible and effective enough to provide relief to patients of many ages, health conditions, and treatment preferences.
We can also help if your neck pain is caused by something other than an acute injury, such as scoliosis or arthritis.
Treatments That May Help With Neck Injuries
Chiropractic treatments for a neck injury generally fall into one of two categories: physiotherapy or chiropractic adjustments. Our team offers both options to Davie patients.
Physiotherapy may include one or more of the following:
- Massage therapy
- E-STIM therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Stretches and exercise
A chiropractic adjustment involves moving the neck in certain ways so that any bone or other part that is not properly aligned goes back into place. Depending on your needs, the movements we use may be abrupt or gradual.
Some patients may benefit from a single session of a single treatment. Other patients may have to come back multiple times and undergo two or more kinds of treatment. We can help you determine which approach could help you the most.
How We Treat Neck Injuries
Your first step is to call our office and schedule an appointment at the location that is most convenient for you. At this initial appointment, we can:
- Get to know you
- Discuss your injury, including how it happened, what your symptoms are, and what you hope to gain from treatment
- Order tests like MRIs or CT scans if we feel they will help us make an accurate diagnosis
It may take a while for the test results to come back. You are free to call for updates as you wish, but we will let you know once we receive the results and are ready for you to come in to discuss them.
At your next appointment, we can provide you with an official diagnosis, explain what it means for you, and lay out all potential treatment options. We can start your treatment at this appointment if you are comfortable doing so, or we can wait if you need time to consider your options.
We encourage you to ask any questions you have and to take notes during your appointment.
Paying for Treatment
Once you know what the treatment options are, you will naturally want to know how much they cost. A doctor from our team can tell you everything you need to know about payments, including:
- How much your insurance may cover
- If you may be eligible to get compensation from someone else (e.g., if you were injured by another party)
- How much treatment costs without insurance
If you decide to file a lawsuit for compensation, or if your insurance company demands proof of your need for treatment, we can help. Our office can provide documentation, records, and test results that show your diagnosis—and your pain—is real.
For some of our patients, one treatment is enough. Others may have to come back multiple times, especially if their injury is serious or if they’ve been experiencing pain for a while.
We provide patients with as many sessions as they need to reach maximum medical improvement or MMI. This is the point at which our treatments have done all they can to improve your condition, and further treatments would be redundant.
If you have reached MMI and are still in significant pain, we can review your options for seeking care elsewhere, as discussed below.
What if I Need Neck Injury Surgery?
Chiropractic care helps many patients, but some neck injuries are so serious they require other forms of care, such as surgery. Rest assured that undergoing surgery does not disqualify you from receiving chiropractic treatment. In fact, chiropractic care can:
- Relieve pain after surgery
- Help you recover from surgery faster
- Rebuild your strength and flexibility after an operation so you don’t end up with unnecessary stiffness or scar tissue
You can talk to your doctor at Specific Care Chiropractic for more information on how to coordinate the care we provide with care from your other doctors. We are always happy to work with other healthcare providers to make sure patients get the right care at the right times.
Call Our Davie Neck Injury Treatment Team!
Specific Care Chiropractic is dedicated to helping patients in South Florida, including Davie, recover from painful neck injuries. Call today at (239) 369-9109 to make an appointment. Our caring, knowledgeable team is eager to hear your story and determine which treatments may help you to live your best life.