Whiplash Syndrome is an injury to the cervical or neck region of the spine that is caused by a rapid forward and backward motion to the neck. These rapid motions cause the neck to move well beyond its normal range of motion and may affect ligaments, muscles, vertebrae, facet joints, discs, and nerves. Typically, this condition occurs after a car accident, but can also occur from contact sports or other physical trauma.
Unfortunately, by the time more serious complications develop, some of the damage from the injury may have become permanent.Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don’t assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain.
There are many symptoms that arise from whiplash, and these symptoms usually take effect within the first 24 hours after the initial event:
• Neck pain or stiffness
• Decreased range of motion
• Neck Spasms
• Ringing of the ears
• Sleep disturbances
Unfortunately, these symptoms can take hours before they’re even noticeable. They become more severe the day after, and symptoms may continue to worsen for several days. Even if a few Ibuprofen pills help relieve your neck pain and other symptoms, you should never ignore a potential whiplash injury. In addition to worsening pain, other symptoms could start to show up over time.
Clearway offers treatment for your whiplash injury. After a thorough diagnosis, our physicians will determine the best treatment plan for your individual situation.
Options to help alleviate the pain in the initial 24 hours include applying ice to the injury for no more than 20 minutes at a time. Early movement with gentle exercise, as opposed to immobilization, will reduce your time of recovery as well.
Clearway’s chiropractic care team utilizes manual manipulation of the spine to restore the normal movement and position of the spinal vertebrae. It is by far the single-most effective treatment for minimizing the long-term impact of whiplash injuries, especially when coupled with massage therapy, trigger point therapy, exercise rehabilitation and other soft tissue rehabilitation modalities.
You do not have to live in pain. At Clearway Pain Solutions Institute, we bring together healthcare professionals from a range of disciplines to give you the combination of care you need. Call for an appointment today. We will find the source of your pain and create a customized treatment plan to battle pain and help you regain your active lifestyle.
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that KureSmart Pain Management will officially become Clearway Pain Solutions effective April 1, 2020. This is the final phase in a merger of these two companies that has been under way since 2019.
The integration of KureSmart and Clearway creates even greater support for patients. The driving force for both organizations has always been based on the needs of the patients and it will remain so with the new name.
As we move forward with providing state-of-the-art pain management and interventional care, patients should not expect any changes to the care they receive from our staff. All processes and employees will remain the same; only the name on the door will change.
What to expect:
All communications and correspondence will utilize the “Clearway Pain Solutions” name and brand. This includes billing statements, patient portal notification, text messages and emails.
Signage at each property will be modified as part of the transition, and the appearance of some offices will be updated, as well.
Your Care Team will remain the same and continue to provide you with the same excellent care you’ve come to expect.