Whiplash occurs due to rapid back-and-forth movement of your neck that damages soft tissues such as ligaments, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels in the neck. Whiplash may also cause serious damage to the spine.
Symptoms usually develop within 24 hours following the injury. They may resolve within a few months or develop into chronic neck pain. Whiplash symptoms may include:
Dr. McMillin is specially trained in injury evaluations, diagnosing whiplash, and impairment ratings. He’s qualified to provide examinations for accident injuries and serves as an expert in injury cases.
In addition to top-notch diagnosis, you can count on Dr. McMillin and the staff at ProActive Spine Care to help you navigate insurance issues. If you have questions about your insurance coverage, our Patient Care Coordinators will verify your coverage and help file claims.
With 25 years of experience treating whiplash and spine trauma, you can rely on Dr. McMillin to provide documentation for personal injury and to deliver excellent chiropractic treatment.
In most cases, chiropractic care helps whiplash patients achieve a more complete recovery. However, other treatments may be required along with chiropractic therapy, so Dr. McMillin coordinates with other providers to ensure optimal recovery from your injury.
Dr. McMillin chooses from diverse therapeutic options to develop a chiropractic treatment plan that’s best for your individual injury. When whiplash causes joint dysfunction in the neck, gentle and slow spinal manipulation may be used to improve range of motion.
You may also get pain relief from techniques that relax muscles and relieve trigger points, or knotted areas. Other possible therapies include functional rehabilitation, cold laser treatment, and targeted exercise.
It’s usually best to have a qualified examination as soon as possible after a neck injury like whiplash. Getting a treatment plan will guide your recovery and help achieve optimal healing. It’s also important to remember that whiplash can cause injuries to the spine, ligaments, and muscles beyond the neck, so an early evaluation facilitates appropriate treatment.
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