Whiplash: It's More than just a Neck Injury

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February 5, 2016

Whiplash is often considered an injury ot the Neck, but emerging evidence and certainly our clinical experience illustrates the association of mild traumatic brian injury, or concussions associated with the force of a whiplash event. We have wondered in the past why some patients respond slower, or have emotional symptoms, fogginess, dizziness, imbalance/disorientation, concentration/focusing difficulty, irritation/frustration, Depression/anxiety, difficulty reading, and sensitivity to light surrounding these accidents. This is because of the concussive effects occurring within the brain during a high-velocity whiplash event in the neck. We currently understand that treatment for many of these accidents must include a Neurological workup to fully understand and treat the breadth of the injury. It is not simply Chiropractic or Physical Therapy treatments that will restore everything, but a complete Functional Neurological evaluation and treatment plan to treat the concussive injuries along with the biomechanical strain/sprain from the whiplash injury itself. 

At Portland Chiropractic Neurology, our team has the latest technology and advancements in the field of Functional Neurology and Chiropractic allowing us to appropriately diagnose and treat these conditions in a relatively short amount of time with long-lasting results. We work as a team to ensure our patients are receiving the best possible care that consists of four doctors that each maintain Functional Neurology degrees with over 17 combined years of Neurological education and training. Our results speak for themselves and we are happy to provide the best care for our patients with a convenient location in Portland, Maine.