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TREATING WHIPLASH

Statistics
If you are looking for effective relief from nagging neck pain resulting from an accident of fall you are not alone. More than 2 million America suffer from whiplash injuries every year. Collectively we spend more than $1 billion every year on treatment with the majority offering only partial temporary relief.

As physicians we owe our patients more than “partial temporary relief.” Dr. Trevor Robertson

Whiplash 101
Whiplash or Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD) is a term used to describe a group of symptoms associated with rapid acceleration deceleration injuries. These injuries are usually associated with sudden impacts that cause distortions of the spine and its supporting ligaments and muscles. Although whiplash injuries are usually associated with motor vehicle collisions, injury may be sustained in any injury involving rapid forces including sports or even a fall. Whiplash is simply the result of injury or damage to one or more of the supporting structures of the spine. These include the muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, nerves and bones. In most cases it is a combination of several of these with each effected structure presenting with different degrees of pain and limitation. This can lead to a complicated overlay of signs and symptoms which are often misdiagnosed resulting in ineffective treatment. The key to a successful outcome depends on a thorough understanding, an accurate diagnosis and appropriate timely treatment.

What you may feel.
Depending on the number of structures affected and the severity thereof, whiplash injuries may vary from a constant dull ache or spasm to more serious sharp shooting pains or weakness that extends to the shoulder or arm. Pain is usually aggravated with movement of the head or neck and most comfortable positions include lying down with a pillow under your head, wearing a soft cervical collar or resting your head in your hands.

What to Do
A common misconception with whiplash injuries is that it will go away on its own without treatment. In reality damage to the underlying ligaments and supporting tissue usually results in chronic recurring neck pain with subsequent episodes tending to increase in both duration and severity. Do not delay give us a call today.

Your pain is our highest priority. Our goal is to get you pain free and back to health as quickly as possible. That means no long unnecessary treatment plans, just fast effective proven pain free results. To schedule an appointment call us at (858) 454-3612 and receive a complementary Initial Consultation a $150.00 value.

Before we speak, we listen. No one knows your body better than you and the key to an accurate diagnosis begins with a thorough understanding of your life, your activities and your symptoms.

“I suffered with neck pain from a whiplash injury for almost 5 months. I had tried medications, massage and physical therapy. My Internist at Scripps recommended I see Dr. Robertson. Within 2 weeks I was substantially improved and after completing treatment I am now finally pain free. Thank you Dr. Robertson” J.S.

I am so confident that we can help that I offer a 100% money back guarantee. If for any reason you are not happy with your treatment we will refund your visit. It’s as simple as that.

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