Many times the solution to a whiplash injury is in the treatment of the condition.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 21, 2016
Advocate Pain Management Center, one of the most comprehensive pain management clinics in the great Houston area, is now treating whiplash. Whiplash is a jerk or sudden jolt of the neck that can cause injury. Some of the common causes of whiplash are car accidents, falls and contact sports. The sudden and extreme back-and-forth motion of the head can force the neck beyond its normal range of motion, hyper-extending the cervical spine. If the cervical facet joints are injured, the nerves of the brainstem and spinal cord can become inflamed or irritated, causing a wide range of pain and discomfort.
The symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, neck stiffness, back pain and lower back pain. Whiplash sufferers can also experience headaches, or pain in any part of the head and jaw. Symptoms may occur at the time of injury, or several days later, and may resemble other conditions and medical problems. Early diagnosis is very important to enable proper diagnosis and treatment. Use of X-rays, CT scans and MRI can all be used to diagnose this condition. Once properly diagnosed, treatments include physical therapy, reasonable narcotics and cortisone. These methods are very effective at avoiding costly and painful surgery.
The interventional pain management doctors at APMC make every effort to alleviate pain the in the best way possible for each patient. The center uses the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment methods available. Living with any type of chronic pain, can change all aspects of daily living. The Board Certified doctors at the center are skilled at diagnosing and then treating the source of pain to ensure that each patient reaches his or her highest level of function.
Advocate Pain Management Center accepts most insurances and has 3 locations in the Houston area. For more information please call 713-475-8686