Whiplash Treatment Baltimore, MD
One of the most frequent car accident injuries we treat at Mid Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic is whiplash. Our whiplash doctors know that this type of injury is also one of the most contested injuries by car insurance companies who often accuse victims of faking their injury. The truth is that whiplash can be a very painful – and dangerous – injury and needs to be treated promptly and properly. When you need whiplash treatment in Baltimore, MD, contact Mid Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic.
Whiplash occurs when there is an injury to the neck, medically referred to as the cervical spine, that is caused by this area become hyperflexed or hyperextended. Quite often, the force of the impact of a car crash – especially a front- or rear-end crash – causes the neck to jerk backward and forward. This stretches and pulls the ligaments, muscles, and tendons of the neck beyond where they should be stretched and can cause tearing of these soft tissues. Some of this damage can be permanent. Baltimore, MD whiplash treatment is also for whiplash victims who have suffered injury to the vertebral discs located in the neck area. The crash can cause the discs to bulge, rupture, or tear.
Symptoms of whiplash injury include the following:
- Blurred vision
- Burning, numbness, piercing, and/or pain that radiates in the face, jaw, neck, shoulders, shoulder blades, and arms. This usually indicates a tear to a ligament or muscle.
- Difficulty swallowing
- Headaches, particularly behind the eyes
- Pain in any of the extremities
- Ringing in the ears
- Sharp pain when moving an extremity. This could indicate an injury or damage to one or more discs.
During whiplash treatment, a Maryland chiropractor can also treat the headaches that often accompany whiplash injuries, as well as chronic headaches a patient may suffer from. Many people suffer from headaches that quickly go from mild to debilitating pain, often accompanied by nausea. Victims may seek relief from over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, and ice packs placed on the neck or forehead, depending on where the pain is emanating from.
There are many reasons why someone may suffer from chronic headaches besides injuries from a car accident. A whiplash doctor from area knows that bright lights, excessive noise, and even certain foods can trigger a migraine or severe headache.
There have been multiple studies that have shown that patients could receive positive outcomes and benefits from chiropractic and whiplash treatments in Baltimore, MD rather than using just medication to treat the conditions. A whiplash doctor can use his or her expertise in spinal manipulation of the cervical spine area and bring relief to the patient’s pain. Other treatment methods a whiplash doctor can offer which have also proven to provide positive results in the treatment of chronic headaches are relaxation training, thermal biofeedback, electromyographic biofeedback, and acupuncture.
If you have suffered injuries in a car accident and would like to find out more information on how whiplash treatment Baltimore, MD patients recommend can help you, contact Mid Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic today.