Heal From Whiplash With Our Melbourne Chiropractor
Whiplash is a common neck pain syndrome that can affect people who have experienced some sort of physical trauma. As a Melbourne, FL chiropractor, Dr. Mitchell Kaplan provides natural, drug-free, and non-invasive treatments that are safe for children, adults, and seniors from all walks of life.
How Whiplash Occurs
Whiplash happens when the head and neck forcefully snap forward and backward, similar to the way a whip moves. Whiplash is one of many kinds of auto accident injuries, but it can also develop after situations such as falls and slips, sports injuries (e.g., gymnastics, contact sports), and other types of work-related or personal injuries.
The forceful and sudden whip-like motion of the head and neck can cause microscopic tears and inflammation in muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, and other tissues within the neck area.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash signs and symptoms include:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Shoulder pain and stiffness
- Numbness, pain, and/or tingling in the arm or hand
- Jaw pain or clicking
- Ringing in the ears
- Trouble sleeping or concentration
These symptoms might begin immediately after an injury, or take a few hours or days to become noticeable enough. A delay in symptoms might happen if stress hormones that surge during traumatic accidents block pain and hide signs of injury—at least until these hormones stabilize again.
How Our Melbourne Chiropractor Heals Whiplash
Melbourne chiropractor Dr. Kaplan can help you or a loved one recover from whiplash by using personalized chiropractic techniques that can:
- Restore the alignment of your spinal joints and discs
- Calm down the nervous system and support hormonal balance
- Reduce pain intensity and signaling
- Control inflammation and trigger tissue healing
- Decrease tension in the mind and body
Our services include therapeutic ultrasound, trigger point therapy, rehabilitative massage, and neuromuscular re-education techniques to help you improve your posture and body mechanics. We also provide you with tools and strategies you can use at home—including lifestyle and nutritional modifications and stretches and exercises—that will support your body's healing and help you feel more in control of your health again.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in Melbourne, FL for Auto Accident Injury Treatment
To meet with a Melbourne chiropractic physician, contact the office of Dr. Mitchell Kaplan today at (321) 255-3003. We are currently accepting patients needing help with a wide range of acute and chronic health conditions, including whiplash. Call today.