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Whiplash Treatment Boca Raton

Highly-Rated Chiropractors & Physical Therapists with Expertise in Treating Whiplash

Are you suffering from neck pain following a motor vehicle accident, sports injury or other type of accident?

It’s possible that you experienced a whiplash injury. Research shows that 53% of people with a whiplash injury suffer from long-term symptoms for which no conventional treatments has proven to heal.

In order to give your body the best chance at not suffering with debilitating long-term symptoms of whiplash, it’s essential that you get diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.

At Total Health and Rehab Center, Boca Raton’s accident and injury relief center, you can expect outstanding medical care, chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, and a whole lot more to treat your whiplash injury!

Dr. Michael Minett with staff

How We Treat Whiplash

Our chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists utilize multiple techniques and treatment options to help treat your whiplash injury. A few of the treatments we can use include:

  • spinal manipulation
  • muscle stimulations or relaxation
  • specific trigger point therapy
  • soft tissue therapies
  • deep tissue massage
  • heat and cold therapies
  • individualized physical therapy exercises

One of the reasons we have a great track record of helping patients with whiplash is due to our broad range of treatment options that we offer.

Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash symptoms don’t always occur immediately after your accident or injury. In some cases, they can show up weeks later. If you are experiencing the symptoms below, contact us to schedule an appointment.

Some of the telltale symptoms include:


Neck pain

Back pain

Upper back tenderness


Tingling sensation

Loss of range of motion in the neck


Difficulty concentrating or remembering


Sleep disturbances

Muscle spasms
(random muscle movements you can’t control)

Worsening of pain with neck movement

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Causes of Whiplash

Whiplash, also called a neck sprain or strain, is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, similar to the cracking of a whip.

Most whiplash injuries result from a collision that includes a sudden acceleration or deceleration such as when you are involved in a rear-end motor vehicle collision. 

While car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash, contact sports such as football tackles, falls, amusement park rides, being punched or shaken and outdoor accidents can also cause a whiplash injury.

The ligaments and muscles in the neck are stretched beyond the normal range of motion and the soft tissues can tear or sprain leading to discomfort and pain.

While common, whiplash is often ignored, undiagnosed, mistreated or not treated at all. Whiplash causes serious symptoms and requires proper medical care and treatment by a trained specialist. Our team can help confirm you have whiplash and put together a customized whiplash treatment program.



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Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

To treat whiplash, our chiropractors perform chiropractic adjustments that realign your spine and prevent worsening whiplash symptoms. We can also do spinal decompression to relieve pressure on the discs of your cervical spine.

Chiropractic care offers many benefits over other whiplash treatments. With early intervention, our chiropractors can customize a whiplash chiropractic treatment plan to your needs.

To evaluate your neck and spine, we may conduct a range of motion test, do an orthopedic exam, conduct a gait analysis, check your blood pressure, and take x-rays.

We approach whiplash treatment gently as we understand the soreness attached to the injury. Before moving into full blown treatment, we may start with stretching the neck muscles and ice therapy to reduce the swelling. Then we can move into spinal manipulation to place the vertebrae of the spine back into their proper location to eliminate stress and pressure caused by spinal misalignment.

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Physical Therapy for Whiplash

Our experienced physical therapists use both active and passive treatments to help treat whiplash. 

Our passive treatments include hot and cold therapies, ultrasound to increase blood circulation to reduce muscle spasms, cramping, swelling, stiffness and pain, and electrical stimulation. These treatment techniques provide calming relief to the initial pain and inflammation caused by whiplash.

Our active treatments focus on various exercises to work your strength and range of motion. Each physical therapy program is individualized as it takes into account the severity of your whiplash, health and medical history.

The overall goal of treating whiplash with physical therapy is to help reduce muscle spasms, increase blood circulation, increase your range of motion, improve flexibility, and promote healing of the neck tissues.

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Massage Therapy for Whiplash

Our massage therapists utilize deep tissue massage to target muscle tension that can develop as a result of whiplash. Our therapists use direct pressure and friction to try and release the tension in your soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, muscles).

Massage is the most effective treatment for breaking up and realigning the scar tissue and increasing mobility associated with whiplash injury.

Most therapists agree that the sooner massage therapy is received for whiplash the quicker the individual heals and the less likely they are to develop chronic neck pain. In general, any massage that relaxes the affected muscles will help relieve the pain and discomfort of whiplash. In addition to deep tissue massage techniques, our therapists may also utilize myofascial release or static compression to treat whiplash.

Why Choose Total Health & Rehab to Treat Whiplash

One of the best reasons to treat our experienced and highly-rated team is the amount of treatment options, such as chiropractic, physical therapy and massage therapy, we combine to help heal your whiplash. Each patient received a customized, multi-treatment approach to get the best results. A few other reasons to choose our practice include:

All the treatment you need in one location

Highly experienced team that works together to get you feeling better fast

Pain management relief practitioners

Walk-ins welcome

Full medical care beyond chiropractic including conventional medical care, physical therapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture

We accept most health insurance plans including Medicare, auto, workers compensation

Experience in car accident injury and pain treatment for over 20 years

We have thorough knowledge of Florida’s Personal Injury Protection law and benefits

We know how to document injuries to help you maximize your car insurance and health insurance coverage and benefits

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