Whiplash is a relatively common injury in an automobile accident that is often ignored or mistreated due to lack of understanding of the condition. Whiplash most often occurs during a rear impact that causes the neck to jerk forward and back. Many patients don’t begin to experience any symptoms for 24-48 hours following an accident. It is important to seek medical assessment and attention as soon as possible after a motor vehicle collision because the sooner an injury is diagnosed, the more quickly treatment can begin. Early chiropractic treatment including spinal adjustments and exercises to restore the range of motion lead to a more rapid recovery than prolonged immobilization or use of a cervical collar.
While whiplash is typically not a life-threatening injury, it often leads to a prolonged period of treatment and long-term symptoms that contribute to $43 billion in accident related medical costs annually. Around 10% of patients suffering from whiplash become disabled and many suffer from mild traumatic brain injuries following the injury. The sooner a person is able to begin treatment, the more likely they will be able to return to good health and normal activities. It is important to find a chiropractor who has specialized training and knowledge about these injuries. Dr. Rozenberg has expert training and certification to diagnose and treat whiplash-like injuries.
Dr. Rozenberg has certification from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in this specialized area of science, enabling her to provide effective care to patients, reducing their pain, healing their bodies, and helping them to avoid the long-term risks associated with this injury. She and the other practitioners at the Chiropractic Wellness Center work with each patient to create and deliver individualized treatment plans to address his or her unique needs.