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Whiplash: Why Chiropractic Active Care Should Be Sooner Than Later

Feb 6, 2022 -- Posted by : Dr.Harcourt

Here are the reasons in my personal experience treating patients for whiplash for 35 years why chiropractic care should be sooner than later:

First, the longer you wait the more scar tissue forms in randomized fashion inside and around your spine thus setting you up for progressive spinal degenerative change.

Second, the sooner you get an advanced healing procedure ahead of its time in Class IV deep penetrating Diowave healing laser, the less bleeding you will experience and thus less scar tissue.

Thirdly, if you wait past the 14-day mark in Florida after your accident to get checked you will forfeit the majority of your covered medical expenses paid for within your auto policy up to $10,000.

Fourthly, hesitation promotes procrastination and this could lead to not getting the proper care you need at any point.

Do some patients ask if they should get checked even if they don't have severe symptoms?  The answer is yes because what started out as a small leak in your roof will become a very expensive repair in the not-too-distant future.  Your spine has a memory even if you want to forget the accident.

Remember, early active chiropractic acre puts you in a much better spot to avoid the pitfalls of more aggressive treatments.  

Check out this article on what the experts have to say about avoiding chronic neck pain associated with whiplash here:


So, if you have had a car accident in Fort Myers and you have neck pain, dizziness, vertigo, or imbalance and type in pain management near me, whiplash, or even car accident lawyer you may find Coast Chiropractic Centers with Dr. Timothy Harcourt, me, comes up. 

You may wonder, “Do I need an MRI scan of my neck or a DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging) of my brain for traumatic brain injury (TBI) detection and documentation”?

Also, if you feel arm or leg pain it may indicate things are getting worse and” may indicate a bulge on the disc or worse yet a herniated disc in your neck and/or back. Shoulder pain is very common with whiplash and could require conservative treatment right away to avoid injections or worse yet, surgery.  A foggy brain may indicate a mild traumatic brain injury, thus the potential need for a DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging).  Persistent or worsening pain intensity and/or frequency necessitates a visit to see a professional. 

Check out what the experts say about chiropractic care for whiplash here:


If you would like to avoid chronic whiplash symptoms in the first place or to take a proactive approach to your health and wellness, our membership program called Club C may be just the thing for you with great cost savings, convenience, and even more importantly, a plan to get your health back and keep it.

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 Call me, Dr. Tim Harcourt, at Coast Chiropractic Centers at (239) 278-3344 or stop by on your day off for a walk in the first visit to include history, exam, and adjustment or Class IV high-intensity laser treatment and we will submit the bills to your auto carrier for payment.


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