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Whiplash

Whiplash is a vague term used to describe an injury to the cervical vertebrae and its adjoining soft tissues. This can happen with a sudden jerking or relative backward or forward acceleration of the head with respect to the vertebral column. People in a vehicle that has suddenly and forcibly been struck from the rear may sustain whiplash-related injuries.

At NY Spine Medicine we have many procedures to reduce the pain caused by whiplash. We stand by our philosophy of trying the least invasive procedures first and always reserve surgery as the last option, only after exhausting all other methods of treatment. We will review all of the options with you and develop a plan of recovery that works within your ideals of treatment.

Common procedures that we use for the treatment of whiplash include facet nerve block or facet joint block. All of these procedures are minimally invasive and cause little to no discomfort. Delivery of medication is done with a fluoroscopic guidance system that ensures the most accurate delivery of medication directly to the affected area. These procedures may be used in conjunction with other traditional treatments such as physical therapy.

Not only do these procedures alleviate pain, but they also improve or cure the underlying problem. We do not mask pain. We improve the underlying abnormalities.