Whiplash Associated Disorder

At Avella Pain Clinic, we understand that a whiplash injury can be more than just a pain in the neck; it’s a disruption to every aspect of your daily life. Our Whiplash Associated Disorder Clinic is dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and managing your whiplash injuries with the utmost care. Our team employs a patient-centered approach, offering a variety of treatment options tailored to your unique needs.

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Understanding Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash is a common injury resulting from the rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, often due to rear-end car accidents. This section explores the mechanics of whiplash injuries, their potential to cause long-term discomfort, and the importance of early and accurate diagnosis.

What is Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD)?
Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD) is a neck injury caused by the sudden and forceful movement of the neck. It commonly occurs in motor vehicle accidents, particularly rear-end collisions, but can also result from sports injuries, physical assaults, or falls.

Symptoms of WAD may include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • In severe cases, individuals may experience chronic pain and disability

Chronic Pain Treatment for WAD

Chronic pain resulting from Whiplash Associated Disorder can significantly impact your quality of life. At Avella we aim to create personalized treatment plans with the aim to alleviate pain, improve function, and enhance overall well-being.

  1. Medications: Pain relievers, muscle relaxants, and anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed to manage pain and inflammation.
  2. Cannabis: Cannabis shows promise as a potential treatment for chronic pain, but its effectiveness varies among individuals, and more research is needed to understand its long-term effects fully.
  3. Injections: Nerve block or trigger point injections into the affected area to reduce inflammation and provide temporary pain relief.
  4. Infusion Therapy: Infusion therapy involves the administration of medication directly into the bloodstream via intravenous (IV) or subcutaneous (under the skin) routes. This treatment method is often used for managing chronic pain when other treatments have been ineffective.
  5. Massage Therapy: Massage therapy is a holistic approach to pain management that involves the manipulation of soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. It can be an effective complementary treatment for chronic pain conditions, providing relief from muscle tension, improving circulation, and promoting relaxation.
  6. Acupuncture: Insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to reduce pain and promote healing.

At Avella you will work closely with our physicians to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and symptoms. With proper care and management, many people with WAD can experience significant improvement in their symptoms and quality of life.

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Why Choose Avella for Whiplash Injury Treatment

Whiplash Associated Disorder can lead to chronic pain and disability if left untreated. However, with a comprehensive treatment approach, individuals can effectively manage their symptoms and improve their overall well-being. At Avella, we provide personalized management plans to treat whiplash associated injuries in order to minimize discomfort and maximize function.

For more information and personalized guidance, please contact us at Avella Injury & Pain Management.

NOTE: Avella staff is well versed in navigating the paperwork for automobile insurance providers through HCAI (for car accident related injury), extended health insurance providers, WSIB (for work related injury) as well as Veterans Affairs.

Dr. Sharma and her staff provide me with pain management in so many forms, and this clinic is the most valuable resource in providing me with better quality of life. Dr. Sharma truly cares and listens, and believes me when I talk about my experience and pain. I have followed her from two other clinics and I’m very glad I could! I can count on this clinic and I feel confident in the fact that they care, and that’s a great feeling to have with any doctor.

Lauren Alexandra

Dr. Sharma and the staff are very welcoming and supportive. The office is very organized and responds well to emergencies when they arise. I appreciate the calm and empathic approach that the clinic takes when dealing with pain. This clinic also consistently is getting in cutting edge treatments into the office that improve the wellbeing of the clients they serve. I would fully recommend treatment with Dr. Sharma and at Avella Injury and Pain Management.

Rachel Moxam

Our daughter has a degenerative disorder which involves both chronic and acute pain. Dr. Sharma has been instrumental in helping to manage our daughter’s pain; she listens to our daughter and has implemented a personalized, comprehensive pain management program, which she assesses and modifies as our daughter’s condition changes. Dr. Sharma has been a major part of our lives for a number of years now, and when she opened the Avella Injury and Pain Clinic, we followed her here.
Chris McKerlie

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Phone: 905-315-7007

Fax: 289-714-2516

Email: avella.injuryandpain@gmail.com

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