Whiplash is complicated. Our clinic understands how extensive whiplash can be. That’s why our clinic decided to extend our knowledge and specialize in whiplash traumatology and minor traumatic brain injuries.
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What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is more common than you think. And it’s much different than life’s everyday minor mishaps. Millions of Americans are injured by whiplash each year, usually by motor vehicle accidents. Many people are surprised to hear that despite damage on the vehicle, whiplash can still occur.
Whiplash occurs when the neck is forcefully moved back and forth, similar to the cracking of a whip. This motion can injure bones in the spine, disks between the bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves and other tissues of the neck. A motor vehicle accident also puts an impressive amount of force on the human spine and can therefore create structural changes in your spine.
This is why it is extremely important to get an examination as soon as possible.
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Why Does it Matter?
The reason why it is so important to treat whiplash immediately after an auto accident injury is because the symptoms take several days to show. Oftentimes those involved in an accident feel little to no symptoms 48-72 hours after the wreck. Whenever whiplash is not treated at all, this injury usually lingers and intensifies over time.
Watching and waiting for the symptoms to show up after an accident is definitely a dangerous game.
Signs and symptoms of whiplash usually develop within days of the injury, and may include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Worsening of pain with neck movement
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull
- Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back or arms
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
Some people also have:
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Sleep disturbances
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
This is why coming in for an exam immediately after an auto accident is extremely important. Even if you do not have immediate whiplash symptoms, a prompt and accurate diagnosis prevents other damage and symptoms to the body.
If you are looking for treatment for whiplash in Mesquite, Garland, Sunnyvale, Forney, Terrell, or any nearby city in Dallas and Kaufman County, call our medical clinic today at (972) 285-6703 to schedule an appointment.