Car, motorcycle, and truck accidents can often cause serious injuries, including those which leave victims with chronic neck and back pain. The physical forces in a crash can put tremendous pressure on the soft tissues in your back, neck, and spine, often resulting in injuries that are commonly referred to as “whiplash.” While whiplash is not an official medical diagnosis, it is a real condition that can cause serious pain. There are many treatments for whiplash and related injuries, some of which are detailed below.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy
Non-surgical spinal decompression therapy is a non-invasive and drug-free treatment. It involves stretching the spine in a way that promotes healing. Whiplash injury affects the alignment of the spine, result in herniated or bulging discs, and can place pressure on nerves. Spinal decompression therapy relieves pressure on the spine and discs, allowing for things to slip back into place.
Facet Joint Injections
Facet joint injections are a safe and effective way to treat neck and back pain. The treatment involves injecting steroidal medications into the facet joints of the spine. Medication is injected into the joint to reduce pain and inflammation, allowing the injured area to heal. These injections use X-rays to ensure that the correct joint is injected. Facet joint injections are a safe procedure that has been shown to effectively treat whiplash and related injuries.
Chiropractic manipulation involves applying physical force to a spinal joint. Often referred to as “adjustment, the goal of this type of treatment is to correct spinal alignment, improve joint function and mobility, and to reduce inflammation, pain, and nerve irritation.
Call Tampa Bay Spine & Injury Today to Learn More about Our Treatment Options
Motor vehicle accidents can cause serious injuries that often leave victims battling chronic pain. At Tampa Bay Spine & Injury, our team of integrative physical medicine professionals will develop a treatment plan personalized your specific needs. To learn more, call our St Pete office at 727-898-3852 or our Brandon office at 813-381-3852.