Whiplash is the most common injury after a car accident and can cause long-term pain and disability if left untreated. To be screened for whiplash and get treatment when you need it, visit Reno Regenerative Medicine in Reno, Nevada. The experienced team offers a combination of conservative and alternative therapies to help you recover from the pain and discomfort of whiplash. Start treatment today by requesting an appointment online or calling the office.
Whiplash is a combination of ligament sprains and muscle strains, often in the neck, after an auto accident. When you’re rear-ended, the collision causes your head to whip forward and backward forcefully, overstretching the ligaments and muscles surrounding your spine. This can occur in any type of collision, even low-speed impacts below 20 mph, and other activities like falls and hard hits during an impact sport like football.
While neck pain is the most common sign of whiplash, the condition can cause other symptoms like:
In some cases, you might notice symptoms of whiplash right away, though it may take days or weeks to experience symptoms after an accident.
If you’ve been in any type of car accident, it’s best to be screened for whiplash right away. The team at Reno Regenerative Medicine performs thorough physical exams and takes X-rays when needed to determine the severity of your whiplash injury. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent chronic pain and disability.
The team also works with your insurance company or attorney to ensure you have the correct medical documentation needed for your claims case. This can reduce or eliminate your out-of-pocket costs and allow you to focus on healing.
At Reno Regenerative Medicine, the team takes a multi-step approach to treating whiplash, starting by relieving your pain and then following with therapies to improve your range of motion and restore strength and function to your neck. Different forms of therapy may be recommended, such as:
The team works one-on-one with you during your visits to ensure you’re making progress after your whiplash injury and seeing results from treatment.
To be screened for whiplash or get appropriate treatment, book an appointment online at Reno Regenerative Medicine or call now to schedule.