Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

Symptoms and treatment options for Whiplash

Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

Symptoms and treatment options for Whiplash

Symptoms Of Whiplash

Symptoms of whiplash usually appear within the 24 hours following a motor vehicle accident. Even a minor auto accident can cause symptoms of whiplash. Whiplash is usually caused by sudden neck movements (usually seen in auto accidents) and can affect all the structures in and around the neck; including the nerves.

Numbness and Tingling

Whiplash could cause damage to the nerves which can sometimes be felt with numbness and/or a pins-and-needles feeling in the arms and hands.

Neck pain

Neck pain usually follows a whiplash type injury. Whiplash can damage the muscles and ligaments in the neck which can cause ongoing symptoms for years. It is important to find out the root cause of the neck pain and treat the problem; not just the symptoms.

Headaches

Headaches are very common following whiplash. It is important to tell your Doctor, if you are experiencing headaches after an accident because headaches can also be a symptom of concussion.

How to know if you have a Whiplash

If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, chances are you may start experiencing signs of whiplash. These symptoms can appear within minutes and as long as 1 week after the injury. Without proper and prompt treatment, whiplash injuries can have damaging effects on our mental and physical well-being for years to come.

Treatment options for Whiplash

It is imperative that you get treated for symptoms of whiplash 12-72 hours after an automobile accident.

RICE

REST - ICE - COMPRESSION - ELEVATION

Chiropractic/Physical medicine

When patients suffer whiplash, the normal curve/alignment of the neck is affected. Proper rehabilitation brings the neck and head back into proper alignment so your neck can heal properly. Without proper treatment symptoms can persist or even worsen for years.

NSAIDS

Non steroidal anti inflammatories include medications such as Aleve, Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin and Aspirin.

Traction/Decompression

Traction/decompression helps by relieving pressure from the discs as disc herniations are common with whiplash injuries.

Treatment options for Whiplash

It is imperative that you get treated for symptoms of whiplash 12-72 hours after an automobile accident.

RICE

REST - ICE - COMPRESSION - ELEVATION

NSAIDS

Non steroidal anti inflammatories include medications such as Aleve, Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin and Aspirin.

Chiropractic/Physical medicine

When patients suffer whiplash, the normal curve/alignment of the neck is affected. Proper rehabilitation brings the neck and head back into proper alignment so your neck can heal properly. Without proper treatment symptoms can persist or even worsen for years.

Traction/Decompression

Traction/decompression helps by relieving pressure from the discs as disc herniations are common with whiplash injuries.

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