Weston, FL – Let’s face it. Our bodies really were not made to endure the brunt of whiplash in a car crash, a neck strain that occurs when the collision causes the neck to jerk forward or backward. The force stretches and/or tears the muscles and tendons in your neck, often causing severe pain. Yet, Weston Medical Health Center’s team routinely provides caring relief from the whiplash accident.

“Once we diagnose the severity of the accident with an MRI or X-ray, we can enhance the patient’s speedy recovery,” Weston Medical’s Dennis Spoonhour said. “We can look at several different treatments, beginning with manipulation, muscle relaxation, appropriate exercises and even suggest ergonomic and lifestyle changes.”

For joint dysfunction, spinal manipulation involves the chiropractor gently moving the involved joint into the direction where it is appears restricted. Once it’s returned where it belongs, the healing process can resume more freely.

If the automobile accident happens in the state of Florida, state law mandates a 14 day rule. If you have been in a car accident, you only have 14 days to get treatment. If you want your medical treatment covered by insurance, the three-year-old Personal Injury Protection Law allows just 14 days for you to seek medical attention after the date of your car accident even though you are not at fault.

The impact of an accident on your body can take months to identify and may result in a serious injury that could cost you thousands of dollars in the future and a lifetime of pain. Even if you are not experiencing pain, you should get evaluated by one of our professionals to be safe.

If you have questions about treating a whiplash injury, any other injury or the 14 day rule, please call our caring staff of healthcare professionals at 954.888.6650 or complete our short online appointment form.

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