Whiplash Treatment in Miami-Dade
Whiplash, also called a neck strain or sprain, is a neck injury that occurs when your head jerks in a sudden forward or backward motion. This painful condition commonly results from car accidents, sports injuries, accidental falls and assaults. After a whiplash injury, you may feel a dull, aching pain in the front or back of your neck. Additional symptoms also include headaches, fatigue, stiff neck that’s difficult to turn and muscle spasms. While a major neck injury can require a visit to an emergency room, or even surgery, milder cases of whiplash can be treated at a nearby UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center.
How Our Urgent Care Can Help
If you’re experiencing neck pain due to a milder case of whiplash you can walk in to any nearby UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center without an appointment and be seen quickly by a UHealth – University of Miami Health System board-certified doctor. If you have a serious whiplash injury, please visit your nearest emergency room.
The treatment for whiplash can vary by the severity of the neck injury and the amount of neck pain you experience. To diagnose whiplash, your doctor will give you a thorough examination to check your symptoms, assess your range of motion in the neck, head and arms, and your ability to manage day-to-day tasks. You may also need X-rays and other tests to rule out any other issues.
After your evaluation, your doctor may prescribe an anti-inflammatory medication or muscle relaxers for a few days to soothe pain and reduce swelling. If you have ongoing whiplash pain or need assistance with range-of-motion exercises, your doctor may also recommend that you see a physical therapist.
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Do I need an appointment to receive whiplash treatment?
No, you can walk in to any UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center without an appointment to receive treatment for a milder case of whiplash. Click here to view the hours for an urgent care center near you. Our urgent care centers are located in Country Walk, Cutler Bay, Doral, Keystone Point, and North Dade.
How do I know if I have whiplash?
Sometimes, the pain of whiplash is immediate. In other cases, it can take several hours or days before your neck begins to hurt. Common symptoms include pain and stiffness in your neck, decreased range of motion, headaches, muscle spasms, dizziness, and fatigue.
How long does it take to recover from whiplash?
Recovery time depends on how serious your whiplash is. Most people with whiplash feel better within a few weeks by following a treatment plan. However, depending on the severity of the injury, some people continue to have pain for several months or longer.
When should I visit an urgent care center to receive whiplash treatment?
If you are experiencing neck pain due to milder case of whiplash you should visit your nearby urgent care center as soon as possible. Getting assessed immediately and starting treatment can help reduce the risk of lingering pain or complications. If you have a serious whiplash injury, please visit your nearest emergency room.
How much does a whiplash treatment cost?
If you have insurance, your whiplash treatment may be covered by your insurance plan. You may have to pay a copay and/or a deductible. If you don’t have insurance, click here to view the price to see a doctor and the additional fee for whiplash treatment.
Walk in to one of five easy-to-find locations—all with plenty of parking—and our teams will strive to have you in-and-out within an hour. No appointment necessary.
A Doctor is Always Available
We always have board-certified doctors from UHealth – University of Miami Health System on site at each of our centers to provide expert care when you need it.
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We’re Miami-Dade’s only urgent care network backed by an academic medical center, with doctors and experienced providers who care about your wellbeing.
We accept most major insurance plans and offer competitive self-pay pricing options. Click here to learn more about the cost of our services and payment options.
To aid with your care, we accept most major insurance plans, which offer lower copays for urgent care, as opposed to ER visits.
If you don’t have insurance, that’s OK. You’ll pay reasonable rates based on the level of care needed. Our prices are competitive and comparable to other local providers.