Prompt Care Essential for Managing Whiplash Pain, Says Las Vegas Chiropractor

Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:00am EDT

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LAS VEGAS, July 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Neck and Back Clinics in Las Vegas, Nevada are urging auto injury victims to seek prompt treatment following an accident. According to Las Vegas chiropractor Dr. Benjamin Lurie, whiplash injuries can cause chronic neck pain, headaches, and migraines. Without prompt treatment, this pain may persist for months or even years, warns Dr. Lurie. The chiropractor is raising awareness about the dangers of whiplash injury and the benefits of chiropractic care for effective pain management and injury rehabilitation.

Without effective treatment, whiplash injuries may cause chronic neck pain and headaches for months or even years, warns Las Vegas chiropractor Dr. Benjamin Lurie. The chiropractor is working to educate auto injury victims about the importance of prompt diagnostic care and treatment following an accident injury.

"A whiplash injury can happen to anyone," said Dr. Lurie. "In fact, it is one of the most common injuries following a fender bender. All too often, individuals walk away from minor traffic accidents and think they are healthy because there are no external injury symptoms. However, the musculoskeletal system may still have sustained serious trauma."

Dr. Lurie stressed that diagnostic tests are critical to identifying these injuries and arranging prompt treatment. "Chiropractors are specially trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries like whiplash," said Dr. Lurie. "Chiropractic care is one of the most effective, drug-free treatments for whiplash pain relief. Prompt chiropractic care can make a significant difference for a patient's overall health."

Symptoms of a whiplash injury include neck pain, headaches, migraines, difficulty concentrating on simple tasks, and sleep disturbances. However, Dr. Lurie warned that these symptoms may develop slowly over weeks or even months.

"By the time most people recognize the symptoms of whiplash injury, significant damage has already occurred," said Dr. Lurie. "With prompt injury diagnosis and treatment, we can help prevent many of these problems and support the body's natural recovery process."

A whiplash injury occurs when the force of a rear-impact accident "whips" the neck forwards and backwards. This causes hyperflexion in the upper cervical spine and hyperextension in the lower cervical spine. Dr. Lurie says that this cervical spine misalignment is responsible for neck pain as well as headaches.

"While medication can relieve neck pain and headaches, drugs do not treat the underlying misalignment that is responsible for a patient's pain," said Dr. Lurie. "Chiropractic adjustments do, which is these adjustments are so important for providing long-lasting pain relief."

Complementary therapies, such as physiotherapy, can also help treat internal swelling and soft tissue damage.

The Neck and Back Clinics provide comprehensive pain management and injury rehabilitation services for auto injury, workplace injury and personal injury victims. Treatment options include chiropractic care, physiotherapy and therapeutic massage.

Prospective patients may learn more about auto injury treatment by visiting the Neck and Back Clinics' website, theneckandbackclinics.com.

CONTACT: The Neck and Back Clinics
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