Whiplash Specialist

Coastal Healthcare Partners

Medical, Rehabilitation, Chiropractic located in Palm Coast, FL

Without proper medical intervention, effects from whiplash can cause long-lasting pain and limit mobility. At Coastal Healthcare Partners in Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, and Orange City, Florida, licensed chiropractor Dr. Michael Osborne and his team offer holistic interventions that ease whiplash pain and restore your quality of life. Call Coastal Healthcare Partners for an appointment today or use the online booking tool.

Whiplash Q & A

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to your neck caused by forceful back-and-forth movements. It’s often referred to as a neck sprain or strain. Whiplash might cause damage to cervical muscles, ligaments, intervertebral joints, discs, or nerve roots. It can happen during an automobile accident, sports accident, or physical abuse, and may limit the range of motion in your neck or cause long-lasting pain.

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

If you’ve experienced whiplash, you might notice the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Neck stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Limited range of motion
  • Neck pain
  • Pain in your shoulders, arms, or upper back
  • Pain with movement
  • Numbness or tingling in your arms

Cognitive or psychological symptoms associated with whiplash include difficulty concentrating, memory loss, irritability, nervousness, sleep disturbances, and depression.

Whiplash pain often gets better within a few weeks with proper care. Dr. Osborne and his team review your symptoms and medical history, complete an exam, and use imaging tests, such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, to diagnose your condition and establish a personalized treatment plan for you.

What is the treatment for whiplash?

Dr. Osborne and his team at Coastal Healthcare Partners use numerous integrative medicine treatments to accelerate healing from whiplash and relieve pain. These include:

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic adjustments use controlled force to realign your spine, ease tension and stiffness associated with whiplash, and relieve pain.

Massage therapy

Dr. Osborne and his team use manual manipulation to apply pressure to your neck, shoulders, and back to accelerate healing and ease whiplash tension and pain. They may utilize the Graston® technique, or specialized instruments that mobilize soft tissues.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy exercises strengthen tissues in your neck, shoulders, and upper back to ease pain associated with whiplash. Coastal Healthcare Partners specialists help you stretch painful areas to enhance comfort and promote your body’s natural healing ability.

Radiofrequency ablation

The medical team at Coastal Healthcare Partners uses radiofrequency ablation, or radio waves, to heat up nerve tissue and reduce pain while you heal from whiplash.

Injections

Depending on the severity of your injuries, Dr. Osborne might recommend facet joint, nerve block, trigger point, steroid, or epidural injections for whiplash pain relief during your recovery.

Don’t let whiplash pain prevent you from living a comfortable, pain-free life. Schedule an appointment with Coastal Healthcare Partners by phone or online today.