Whiplash Treatment in Winter Park, FL
Whiplash Chiropractor in Winter Park: The term whiplash is defined as an injury resulting from extremely rapid extension and flexion of the neck that results in damage to the muscles ligaments and tendons. Whiplash injuries can reveal themselves in many ways including neck pain, fatigue, headaches, shoulder pain, upper and lower back pain and cognitive changes.
Unfortunately, whiplash injuries are often delayed and can take weeks or even months to show symptoms. That is why it is incredibly important to meet with Dr. Ahitsha Ortiz immediately following any type of car accident or personal injury that results in a sharp movement of the neck.
Whiplash treatment at Vital Spine Center in Winter Park
Whiplash is a unique condition that requires the expertise of a skilled health professional specially trained to work with these types of injuries. The most effective treatment for whiplash injuries is a combination of chiropractic care, rehabilitation of the soft tissues and taking care of yourself at home.
Here are some of the modalities that Vital Spine Center utilizes when treating whiplash injuries to patients of Winter Park, Orlando and the surrounding areas:
Spinal Decompression, or IDD (Internal Disc Decompression) Therapy® is a proven treatment for the relief of lower back pain. With an up to 86% success rate, thousands of patients have experienced dramatic pain relief and healing.
Chiropractic adjustments provide effective pain relief from a wide variety of conditions. Dr. Ahitsha Ortiz specializes in providing gentle, safe and effective chiropractic care to patients of all ages in Winter Park, Orlando and surrounding areas. Spinal adjustments correct the alignment, motion and function of the vertebral joint.
Therapeutic Exercise Rehabilitation can help to alleviate pain by improving your muscle strength and flexibility. Weak muscles can often lead to a misshapen skeletal structure and dramatically increase the risk of injury or the worsening your condition.
Electric muscle stimulation is a physical rehabilitation therapy modality that is used to stimulate muscle contractions using electrodes hooked up to an electric stimulation machine at our facility. These contractions help to control pain, manage inflammation and strengthen the muscle.
Ultrasound therapy helps to reduce muscle pain and movement dysfunction. Sound waves deliver deep heat to the areas of the body that need treatment. As a result of the sound waves, the patient benefits from reduced stiffness, swelling and pin. Increased circulation and the promotion of pain free movement are positive effects of using ultrasound therapy.
Arthostim Therapy, also referred to as controlled force spinal adjusting, employs a specific approach using only as much energy as is needed to facilitate a response. This is achieved with an FDA approved instrument called the Arthrostim™.
Working with insurance
Vital Spine Center works with many types of insurance. Our office can counsel you on how to file a personal injury claim, or you can review our insurance information page for more details.
Personal injury protection (PIP) coverage is mandatory for nearly all auto insurance policies. With PIP coverage in place, you and all the passengers in the car are insured regardless of whose is at fault for an accident (typically up to $15,000). It also covers you if you are a pedestrian or a cyclist. PIP insurance covers medical expenses and lost wages and will pay for your care of injuries, including costs and co-pays for chiropractic care, out-of-pocket prescription costs, or other similar costs.