X-Ray image of a human skeleton with a glowing neckWhiplash (Auto Injury)

Whiplash is an injury to the neck (also called neck sprain or strain) resulting from a sudden extension and then contraction of the neck. Whiplash injury is most commonly the result of the motion caused by an automobile accident. In a sudden stop, the head is usually thrown forward violently, putting a brief but major strain on the neck. This stretches muscles and ligaments in the neck. This is immediately followed by a reflex contraction of the muscles, so that the head then jerks in the opposite direction. While the prognosis is generally good (recover usually takes a few days to a few weeks), the pain and lack of motion can be extremely disruptive to your everyday life until you fully recover. Although most people recover fully, some people may suffer residual head and neck pain, and a small minority develop chronic conditions and severe pain.

What if I have an Attorney?

At Lakeland Spine Center we utilize the most comprehensive Electronic Health Record software to document your case. If your injuries require litigation, our record keeping and impairment rating system is second to none. The compensation for your injuries often hinges on proper and thorough documentation, and at Lakeland Spine Center we provide the most state of the art method to help you and your attorney provide all the necessary information to allow the insurance carrier make an informed decision on your behalf.

Additionally, our doctors have testified as expert witnesses in a variety of cases and circumstances. They have been qualified as expert witnesses in the Florida judicial system.

With the combination of medical doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapy, your treatment will be as comprehensive as needed based on the type of injuries you sustain. The multidisciplinary approach to care here at Lakeland Spine Center is unique to our area, and provides all the care need in one building! No need to travel to different offices to get the care you might need, we have it all here.

What does this mean for your attorney? The ability to receive records from one location, rather than a multitude of offices, streamlines your attorneys job, making the processing of your case easier and more time efficient.

We also can send an email copy of all bills and records as they are generated, to both your insurance carrier and your attorney. This will eliminate the need for your attorney's office to have to track down records and cost of care information.

Our goal is to provide the best care and the most efficient record keeping for your injury case.

Whiplash Symptoms

These signs and symptoms may occur immediately or minutes to hours after the initial injury; the sooner after the injury that symptoms develop, the greater the chance of serious damage.

Cervical Pain (or Neck Pain) Swelling of the muscles in the front and back of the neck
Soreness and tenderness of muscles and bones
Muscle spasms or a tight feeling along one or both sides of the neck
Pain or stiffness with movement
Headache in the back of the head or frontal region
Pain radiating from your neck into either shoulder or arm