Whiplash is a common injury that can occur during sudden and forceful movements of the neck, often the result of a rear-end auto collision. This traumatic event can cause damage to the neck's soft tissues, leading to a range of symptoms. Premier Orthopaedic Associates specializes in providing expert care and advanced treatments for whiplash, helping you find relief and regain neck mobility.

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What is whiplash?

Whiplash, also known as neck sprain or strain, occurs when the head is suddenly and forcefully jerked forward and then backward. This rapid motion can strain the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck, leading to pain and discomfort. While car accidents are a common cause of whiplash, this injury can also result from sports-related incidents, falls, or physical altercations.

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

Whiplash symptoms may not always be immediately apparent following an accident, sometimes taking hours or days to develop. Common symptoms include neck pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion. Individuals with whiplash may also experience headaches, shoulder pain, and tingling or numbness in their arms. In severe cases, whiplash can lead to memory issues, sleep disturbances, and concentration difficulties.

Diagnosing whiplash

An accurate diagnosis of whiplash is crucial for effective treatment. Our experienced orthopedic specialists employ a comprehensive evaluation process, which includes a review of your medical history, a physical examination, and, in some cases, diagnostic imaging like X-rays or MRI scans to assess the extent of the injury, while ruling out other possible causes of the painful symptoms.

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Comprehensive whiplash treatments

At Premier Orthopaedic Associates, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments and therapies for whiplash, tailored to the unique needs of the patient. The treatments include:

  • Pain management: Initially, managing pain and reducing inflammation is crucial. We may prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or recommend cold therapy to alleviate discomfort.
  • Physical therapy: Customized physical therapy programs are designed to strengthen the neck muscles, improve flexibility, and restore range of motion while reducing pain.
  • Cervical collars: In some cases, wearing a cervical collar for a short period can provide additional neck support and help with healing.
  • Trigger point injections: For severe muscle pain and spasms associated with whiplash, trigger point injections may be administered to provide relief.
  • Patient education: We prioritize patient education, providing guidance on proper posture, exercises, and lifestyle modifications to prevent future neck issues and promote recovery.

Why choose us for whiplash care?

Premier Orthopaedic Associates offers the most advanced diagnostics and treatments for whiplash care. Our team of board-certified specialists is dedicated to helping you live a pain-free life, free from the symptoms of whiplash. Our team of healthcare professionals work collaboratively to provide personalized care, tailoring custom treatment plans for painful cases of whiplash. 

Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with next-generation diagnostic tools and treatments. We are committed to improving your quality of life by providing lasting relief from whiplash symptoms and are honored to be known as the premier choice for whiplash treatments.

If you've experienced whiplash-related pain and discomfort, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team of experts. Whether you're seeking early intervention or require advanced treatment options, Premier Orthopaedic Associates is here to provide you with the specialized care and support needed to regain neck mobility and enjoy an improved quality of life.

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