What is a Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash is an injury to your neck that happens when your head moves with sudden force. Whiplash is usually associated with rear end collisions that cause your head to move back and forth with extreme force. Your neck muscles and ligaments move and stretch beyond their normal range of motion, and they may even tear.
In some cases whiplash can be severe enough to cause long-term pain, loss of movement, and discomfort.
What causes Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash can develop following a wide range of injuries, such as:
- Rear End Collision Accidents Are the Number One Cause of Whiplash
- Contact Sports like Football, Karate, or Boxing
- Physical Abuse, Being Punched in the Head, or Fighting
- Horseback Riding
- Motorcycle or Pedal Bike Accidents
What are the symptoms of Whiplash Injury?
Most sufferers feel okay in the first moments after the initial trauma that gave them whiplash. However, in the next 24 hours they start to experience some of the following symptoms:
- Pain and stiffness in their neck
- Pain that gets worse when they move their neck
- Diminished range of neck motion
- Numbness and tingling in their arm
- Their shoulder, upper back, and arms become tender to the touch
- Lack of Concentration
- Blurred Vision
Treating and Diagnosing Whiplash Injury
Throughout our years of working in pain management, we have seen many clients battling with whiplash. We understand how challenging it can be to try to go on living life when the majority of your upper body movements cause you pain.
We want to help. We start off by taking the time to listen to you. Many of our clients comment on how relieved they feel that they are able to openly talk about their pain with someone who believes them.
After we talk to you, our next step is to work with you in creating a long-term and short-term pain management and treatment program. We want to get you back to living life the way you did before your accident as quickly as possible.
We understand that recovering from whiplash and learning to manage the pain is not something that happens overnight. You will need to be patient with yourself. We have never given up on a client, and we will not give up on you.
Whiplash pain is relentless. But so are we. Let us use our experience to help you manage your pain and get back to living a life you can be proud of.