When it comes to treating car accident victims at Esquire Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, whiplash is by far the biggest complaint.
The symptoms of whiplash are quickly recognized by our medical staff and pain relieving therapies begin immediately. The neck pain that accompanies whiplash will lead to a number of other issues when not treated. These include headaches, difficulty in concentrating and in some cases, vision problems. To avoid the complications that whiplash can cause, seek treatment with Dr. Droege immediately following a car accident.
What Causes Whiplash?
Car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, even mild fender benders. For the person who is hit from behind, the head is thrust forward and backward in a rapid movement, straining the sensitive ligaments in the neck. The symptoms and pain may not be apparent right away, making it all the more important that you seek our help right after a car accident to identify the problem and begin pain-relieving treatment.
Dr. Droege will need a detailed description of the car accident and the symptoms you are now experiencing. He will look for signs of neck pain and stiffness, lower back pain, dizziness and pain in the shoulder or between the shoulder blades. Once he diagnoses whiplash, treatment will begin immediately before those symptoms worsen. MRI’s are many times needed in confirming this diagnosis.
A variety of different treatment methods may be tried until the medical staff at Esquire finds the one effective for you. These may include:
- Cold Laser Therapy: Dr. Droege has found that the muscle stimulation achieved with cold laser therapy is effective at relieving the pain of whiplash and its various symptoms.
- Spinal Manipulation: Chiropractic manipulation may be applied to restore flexibility and reduce pain pattern.
- Exercise Therapy: Exercise therapy is a critical part of all of the pain-relieving treatments administered at Esquire. By working with an expert in pain management, a light regimen of exercise will be employed to restore mobility to the neck.
When you hold the title for being the oldest sports medicine clinic in St. Louis you are expected to be able to effectively treat even the most common chiropractic ailments. Whiplash caused by a car accident is one of our specialties, and we have developed fast and effective methods of treating the condition along with the pain that accompanies it. Call our offices at (314) 644-0855 after you have been involved in a car accident to assess your condition and begin a whiplash pain treatment plan before other painful symptoms develop.