Whipplash from Car Accident

Whiplash is a sprain or strain of the muscles and ligaments in the neck (cervical spine) caused by sudden and forceful movement of one’s head in a backward-then-forward motion. This occurs most commonly from a deceleration injury, as seen in automobile accidents.

Mild cases of whiplash are typically treated with over-the-counter pain medication and ice applied to the injured areas. If pain continues, prescription medication, physical therapy or chiropractic manipulation may be advised.

What Are The Symptoms

Symptoms accompanying whiplash include neck pain and swelling, decreased motion, tenderness along the upper portion of the back and neck, muscle spasms and possibly headache.

The most common structure injured in whiplash is the cervical facet joint.It is called whiplash because your neck really can whip back and forth—first backward (hyperextension) and then forward (hyperflexion).

If you have whiplash you might feel:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Tightness or spasms of the neck or upper back muscles
  • Burning or tingling

Treatment Options

Chiropractic

Chiropractic approach to healing involves the whole body. Pain relief can be obtained quickly and effectively, and drug-free.

We help our patients avoid surgery and risks associated with surgery including infections, bleeding, prolonged recovery, and risks of anesthesia.

We offer a safe and affordable alternative. We believe that by working to keep the spinal cord correctly aligned, we can maintain the health of the nerves and immune systems and your overall well-being.

Epidural Injection

We may prescribe steroid injections that treat inflammation and pain right at the source. This minimally invasive treatment involves an injection of corticosteroids into the area around your spinal cord and nerves in order to reduce inflammation.

The epidural space is located along the entire spinal canal superficial to the spinal fluid. Physician injects the medicine into the epidural space to relieve the inflammation of the nerves. This will reduce pain, numbness and tingling. X-ray guidance is used to ensure precise placement.

Holistic Treatments

There are many holistic treatments available for most painful conditions. Pain is often symptom of an injury. Various regenerative injection treatments are used to stimulate the repair of a damaged or injured area when the body’s natural healing process is not able to do the job on its own.

Available options include:

  • Prolotherapy
  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
  • Sarapin Injections
  • Zeel Injections
  • Stem Cell Injections

Percutaneous Disectomy

This minimally invasive procedure uses a small needle and a canula device to reduce a herniated disc, quickly relieving pain in most patients.

This process removes small portions of the disc nucleus.The empty space created allows the disc to reabsorb the herniation, the herniated part of the disc.

This procedure is a great alternative to open back surgery for herniated discs and allows to reduce the prolonged recovery and complications related to open surgery.

The procedure may be performed on an outpatient basis. X-ray images are used to guide the placement of the cannula.

Physical Therapy

Physical rehabilitation with active patient participation is a key approach to treatment of patients. Exercises learned during physical therapy can strengthen your spine and minimize your pain.

It is non-medical and non-surgical treatment in which range of motions and exercises are used to treat patients with back & neck pain, sciatica, and other related symptoms.

It is free from any risk of side-effects that are often linked with surgery such as bleeding and infection. In this treatment, our professionals also teach healthy habits to patients to prevent pain in future.

Prolotherapy

It is a regenerative treatment that is minimally invasive, in which we inject prolotherapy solution into the inflammation affected ligaments, tendons and joints to stimulate the repaid of damaged or injured area.

It is used to stimulate the repair of a damaged or injured area when the body’s natural healing process is inadequate. It is a great option for treatment because it can be an alternative to pain medications, surgery, and cortisone shots. It is a safe and affordable option for treatment.

Therapeutic Injections

There are several different types of injection therapies that are designed to treat specific types of disorders, injuries and pain in the body.

  • Botox Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Facet Blocks for Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Prolotherapy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Sarapin Injections
  • Spinal Injections
  • Sphenopalatine Nerve Blocks
  • Stem Cell Injections
  • Zeel Injections

Trigger Point Injection

In this treatment, medicine is directly injected into the trigger points. These points are central area of muscle spasm in the upper back and shoulder areas. It is used to treat conditions including fibromyalgia, tension headache, and myofascial pain syndrome.

Sometimes an anesthetic or saline is also used to help “flush out” inflammatory agents that may be irritating a nerve.

If you have ever been in a car crash and experienced pain in your neck, you have most likely had whiplash. Whiplash, also called neck sprain/strain, is an injury to the structures of the neck. This type of injury is often the result of rear-end car crashes. Whiplash can include injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles and nerve roots. The most common structure injured in whiplash is the cervical facet joint.It is called whiplash because your neck really can whip back and forth—first backward (hyperextension) and then forward (hyperflexion).

Whiplash is a sprain or strain of the muscles and ligaments in the neck (cervical spine) caused by sudden and forceful movement of one’s head in a backward-then-forward motion. This occurs most commonly from a deceleration injury, as seen in automobile accidents. Whiplash can occur whether the force is directed from the front or from behind.

Symptoms accompanying whiplash include neck pain and swelling, decreased motion, tenderness along the upper portion of the back and neck, muscle spasms and possibly headache. In severe cases, “neurologic-like” symptoms may develop even without injury to neural structures. Symptoms can include dizziness or other balance complaints, vision changes, nausea and referred symptoms into the extremities.

Once you are stabilized, the doctor will take a complete medical history and physical examination to assess the degree of injury.

In addition to examining your head and neck, the doctor will test your muscle strength, sensation of your extremities and reflexes. X-rays may be used to rule out fractures or instability of the spine.

Mild cases of whiplash are typically treated with over-the-counter pain medication and ice applied to the injured areas. If pain continues, prescription medication, physical therapy or chiropractic care may be advised. As long as more serious lesions have been ruled out, appropriate treatment for whiplash involves appropriate rehab exercises, strategies for symptom relief and time.

In severe cases, whiplash symptoms may persist to some degree for months or even years. It is important to discuss treatment options with your doctor in deciding which treatment, if any, may be best for you.

At our clinic, we cure all painful conditions including No Fault Injury, Work Injury, Car Injury, Back pain, Neck pain, Arthritis, Herniated discs, Spinal stenosis, Hip/Knee Pain, Sciatica, Pinched nerves, Fibromyalgia, Headaches and Bursitis.

Also, we offer treatment for chronic migraines, Cervicogenic headache, chronic tension-type headache, Cluster headache and many other painful conditions.

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We are a Pain Management Center in Manhattan, NY. We provided a one-on-one experience, using state of the art equipment, and proven techniques that reduce pain quickly and enable a return to normal function. With our services, we aim to ensure complete well-being of patients with a holistic approach.

At our clinic, we properly determine the cause of discomfort, plan strategies and suggest therapies, accordingly. Our main aim is to ensure the complete well-being and health of patients; therefore we use several holistic treatments that stimulate the ability of the body to repair the damaged area.

Our holistic treatments are extensively utilized in the form of an alternate to pain medications and surgeries in various musculoskeletal conditions, as it focuses on permanently treating the root cause of the pain. Our holistic treatments include: Prolotherapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Sarapin Therapy, Zeel Therapy, and Stem Cell Therapy.

Immediate Appointments Available. Call us at (212) 390-8081.