Whiplash

Republic Spine and Pain

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in North Austin, Austin, TX & Georgetown, TX

Whiplash, which commonly occurs during car accidents or slips and falls, leads to unbearable neck and back pain and stiffness. If you suffer from whiplash, the board-certified pain medicine specialists at Republic Spine and Pain in Austin and Georgetown, Texas, can help. The practice specializes in innovative treatment solutions for whiplash, including nerve blocks. Book your whiplash evaluation directly through the website or call either office to speak with a team member directly.

Whiplash Q & A

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a common neck injury that occurs when your neck gets whipped back and forth or side to side. This swift jerking motion causes small tears in the connective tissues along your cervical spine (neck area). Whiplash can even cause damage to bones in your neck, including fractures.

Automobile accidents, especially rear-end accidents, are the most common cause of whiplash. But you can also suffer from this painful condition because of contact during sports, physical abuse, or slips and falls. 

When should I see a doctor for whiplash?  

Whiplash is more than neck or upper back pain. It’s a serious injury to delicate tissues and bones in your spine, so it’s important to get Republic Spine and Pain involved as soon as your injury occurs. You should visit the clinic for an evaluation if you experience:

  • Tenderness in your shoulders, arms, neck, or upper back
  • Neck or upper back pain and stiffness
  • Pain that worsens with movement
  • Decreased range of head motion
  • Nerve burning sensations
  • Frequent headaches
  • Dizziness 

Not only can the highly skilled doctors at Republic Spine and Pain treat you if you just suffered from a whiplash injury; they can also help you if you have an old whiplash injury that never healed correctly. 

How is whiplash treated?

Republic Spine and Pain proudly offers integrative whiplash treatments, so you can expect relief from the most agonizing pain. Your whiplash treatment plan may include:

  • Nerve blocks
  • Cervical collar
  • Physical therapy
  • Spine injections 
  • Manual manipulation
  • Muscle relaxant medications 
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

Your dedicated physician at Republic Spine and Pain can even teach you stretching and strengthening exercises you can perform throughout the day to improve circulation and range of motion, so you can heal quickly.

No matter which treatment is right for you, Republic Spine and Pain ensures you get fast and long-lasting relief from whiplash. They tailor your treatment plan to you and your specific needs.

Book your whiplash exam at Republic Spine and Pain today. Simply click on the online scheduler or call either office to schedule over the phone.