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4700 Chiropractic and Rose Tree Wellness Center

Primary Location
4700 Township Line Road
Drexel Hill and Media, PA 19026
Phone: 610-789-5555
Fax: 4844526045

Office Hours

Day
Monday11am - 6:30pmMedia
Tuesday9am - 6:30pmDrexel Hill
Wednesday9am - 6:30pmMedia
Thursday9am - 6:30pmDrexel Hill
Friday9am - 5pmMedia
SaturdayBy Appt.By Appt.
SundayClosedClosed
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Other Injuries Resulting from Whiplash Trauma

As we discussed briefly in the introduction, whiplash injuries can manifest in a wide variety of ways, including neck pain, headaches, fatigue, upper back and shoulder pain, cognitive changes and low back pain.  Due to the fact that numerous factors play into the overall whiplash trauma, such as direction of impact, speed of the vehicles involved, as well as sex, age and physical condition, it is impossible to predict the pattern of symptoms that each individual will suffer.  Additionally, whiplash symptoms commonly have a delayed onset, often taking weeks or months to present.  There are, however, a number of conditions that are very common among those who have suffered from whiplash trauma.

Headaches

After neck pain, headaches are the second most prevalent complaint among those suffering from whiplash injury caused by an auto accident or car accident, affecting more than 80% of all people.  While some headaches are actually the result of direct brain injury, most are related to injury of the muscles, ligaments and facet joints of the cervical spine, which refer pain to the head.  Because of this, it is important to treat the supporting structures of your neck in order to help alleviate your headaches.



TMJ problems

A less common, but very debilitating disorder that results from whiplash is temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ).  TMJ usually begins as pain, clicking and popping noises in the jaw during movement.  If not properly evaluated and treated, TMJ problems can continue to worsen and lead to headaches, facial pain, ear pain and difficulty eating.  Many chiropractors are specially trained to treat TMJ problems, or can refer you to a TMJ specialist.



Brain injury

Believe it or not, mild to moderate brain injury is common following a whiplash injury caused by a car wreck, due to the forces on the brain during the four phases mentioned earlier.  The human brain is a very soft structure, suspended in a watery fluid called cerebrospinal fluid.  When the brain is forced forward and backward in the skull, the brain bounces off the inside of the skull, leading to bruising or bleeding in the brain itself.  In some cases, patients temporarily lose consciousness and have symptoms of a mild concussion. More often, there is no loss of consciousness, but patients complain of mild confusion or disorientation just after the crash.  The long-term consequences of a mild brain injury can include mild confusion, difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbances, irritability, forgetfulness, loss of sex drive, depression and emotional instability.  Although less common, the nerves responsible for your sense of smell, taste and even your vision may be affected as well, resulting in a muted sense of taste, changes in your sensation of smell and visual disturbances.  The doctors at 4700 Chiropractic are trained to recognize these symptoms and make the appropriate referral to a Neurologist so that you can be fully evaluated by a specialist.



Dizziness

Dizziness following an auto injury producing whiplash injury usually results from injury to the facet joints of the cervical spine, although in some cases injury to the brain or brain stem may be a factor as well.  Typically, this dizziness is very temporary and improves significantly with chiropractic treatment.

Dr. Eric Steffen and Dr. Peter Sottile are experienced Chiropractors serving Drexel Hill, Havertown, Upper Darby, Broomall, Springfield, Lansdowne, and Clifton Heights. 


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New patients receive initial visit including consultation and adjustment for only $45

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They were so skilled and knowledgeable, and even customized their adjustments to meet my specific condition.

- Barb / Drexel Hill and Media, PA

Office Hours

Summer Office Hours

Mon: 11 am - 6:30 pm Media

Tues: 9 am - 6:30 pm Drexel Hill

Wed: 9 am - 6:30 pm Media

Thurs: 9 am - 6:30 pm Drexel Hill

Fri: 9 am - 1 pm Media

Sat: By Appt. Only

*Emergency appointments available outside of normal business hours please call.

Meet The Doctor

Dr. Sottile uses a "whole person approach". This approach to wellness means looking for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments that would optimize the conditions for normal function. Using this unique approach, Dr. Sottile is able to help you to accelerate and/or maintain your journey to good health. Read More

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