Whiplash Auto Injuries Pain Relief
By Clifford Fruithandler DC
One of my favorite conditions to treat are neck pain and headaches from automobile accident etiology. These injuries traumatically induced take to to resolve and with proper care my patients are very happy. The sooner you start treatment, the less time it takes to get better. Unfortuanalty most of my patients come in complaining of chronic issues that have been present for many years. Often the original cause was a car accident that went untreated. Fortunately today in Florida everyone is required to have PIP or personal injury protection. This insurance covers the costs of accidental injuries for the insured and their passengers when injuries occur. Automobile PIP insurance takes precedence over your health care insurance, which may be used only if the PIP insurance is exhausted.
Do you need an attorney? No you don't but if the insurance company is giving you a difficult time an attorney can help. If the accident was not your fault, and even after treatment you continue to have complaints, then an attorney might be needed to help you get a settlement for any residual permanent impairment. We work with attorneys often and we welcome going to court as an expert witness if necessary.
Headaches? After an accident the most common complaints are headaches , neck and back pain with or without pain into the arms or legs. I have become extremely proficient in treatning a type of headache common in 'whiplash' type injuries post trauma. These headaces usually are worse in the morning and tend to start in the temple region and are called temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) or Temperomandiblar disorder (TMD). If you read other articles within this website, you'll understand how we treat TMJ and many of the underlying causes with Dr Fruithandler's TMJ Pain Away program.
In an auto accident a hyper flexion, extension injury can occur, otherwise known as whiplash. The head is flown forward and back in less than 1/10th of second, which can create a direct irritation to the jaw joint, neck, ligaments and muscles. Pain with occipital headache come on which is a additional stress factor. As stress increases, many people will clench their teeth or Brux to compensate for the pain, the end result is temporomandibular joint headaches.
The additional stress of trauma, loss of work, loss of transportation and the complications of getting one's life back to normal continue to create more stress, which gives more clenching, and then more morning headaches, known as TMJ Syndrome. Automobile accidents are one of the most common precipitating factors for TMJ also known as TMD or Temperomandibular Disorder. Our treatment consists of simple behavior modification, biofeedback and Chiropractic and Craniopathic, and Massage techniques in addition to the TMJ Pain Away techniques which is done at home. The entire program is relaxing and pain free.
Northwest Medical Center Plaza
If you are looking for a holistic approach to health care Dr Cliff Fruithandler's Bioenergetic Medicine care includes a combination of Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Applied Kinesiology, quantum biofeedback using Asyra regulative or Functional medicine. This alternative approach is designed to find issues that others have missed, and give new possibilities to care. We are located in the Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Parkland, Pompano Beach and Margate cities of Broward County Florida at 5800 Colonial Dr in Northwest Medical Center Plaza serving Zip codes 33065, 33063. 33067. 33076, 33060. We love to treat automobile accident injuries and we are not 1 800 411 pain. For automobile accident treatment please call us at 954-CU4 Pain.