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Auto Injury Specialists of Florida

Auto Accident Injury Care located in Orlando, FL

If you’re experiencing neck pain or whiplash after your auto accident, Dr. Christopher Walker and his team at the Auto Injury Specialists of Florida in Orlando, Florida, can help. The auto injury specialists work closely with you to identify the exact source of your discomfort and develop individualized treatment plans to improve pain and get you on the road to recovery. Call today, book an appointment online, or come on in for an immediate emergency appointment.

Neck Pain Q & A

  • What is whiplash?

    Whiplash is an injury that occurs in your neck due to a forceful back-and-forth movement of your head and neck. While rear-end auto accidents are a common cause of whiplash, any type of collision may cause whiplash or neck pain.

  • How do I know it is whiplash?

    You may not know you have whiplash until a day or so after your injury. Common signs that your neck pain is whiplash include:

      • Neck pain that worsens with movement
      • Neck stiffness with limited range of motion
      • Head pain that begins at the base of your skull
      • Muscle tenderness in your shoulders, back, or arms
      • Tingling sensation that goes down your arms
      • Dizziness or fatigue

    You may also experience irritability, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, or depression with whiplash.

  • Can I have neck pain without whiplash?

    Neck pain is a common complaint in adults in the United States, and you can have neck pain without it being whiplash.

    Common causes of neck pain include:

      • Muscle strains
      • Worn joints from arthritis
      • Herniated disc or bone spurs that cause nerve compression

    An auto accident may cause or exacerbate pain related to these common causes of neck pain. The team at Auto Injury Specialists of Florida can identify the cause of your pain and develop the best treatment plan to help you feel better.

  • How is neck pain treated?

    Treatment for your neck pain may depend on the cause.

    Treatment options may include:

      • Medication for pain management
      • Physical therapy
      • Home exercise and stretching program
      • Foam collar for support
      • Steroid injections to reduce pain and inflammation

    In some cases, additional alternative treatments may be recommended, such as massage therapy, acupuncture, or chiropractic treatments.

  • What can I do at home to manage my neck pain?

    In addition to the treatment provided by the team at Auto Injury Specialists of Florida, you can also take steps to help reduce pain and discomfort at home and help your recovery.

    These may include using a combination of heat and ice to reduce inflammation and pain, use of over-the-counter pain relievers, and following the prescribed home-exercise plan recommended by the team and your physical therapist.

    For relief from your neck pain, call or book an appointment with the experts at Auto Injury Specialists of Florida.

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