Symptoms of Whiplash
Whiplash is an injury that is caused by the forceful back and forth motion of the neck, like a whip cracking. This is a very painful injury, but fortunately, the professionals at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine can create a treatment plan to ease your pain and relieve your other symptoms.
What Are the Causes of Whiplash?
Whiplash can occur at any time that your neck is forced in a back-and-forth motion; however, there are certain incidents that lead to whiplash more than most.
Car accidents: Rear-end car accidents are one of the most common causes of whiplash.
Attacks and assaults: A blow to the head can cause whiplash. The same is true with being violently shaken.
Sports injuries: Whiplash is a common injury in contact sports. If you are tackled in football or checked in hockey, whiplash can occur.
What Are the Symptoms Of Whiplash?
Whiplash can cause several symptoms. Some people experience the symptoms immediately after the incident, and for others, it can take hours and even days for the symptoms to begin. The severity of the symptoms would depend on the severity of the accident. The symptoms include:
- Neck pain gets worse when you move your neck.
- Neck stiffness
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Pain or tenderness in the upper back, shoulders, and arms
- Headache at the base of the skull
- Trouble concentrating
- Trouble sleeping
- Memory issues
- Blurry vision
- Ringing in the ears
What Is the Best Treatment For Whiplash?
Immediately after the accident, your doctor will prescribe pain medication and muscle relaxers. Unfortunately, these are just temporary treatment options. If you want a long-term treatment option, a chiropractor can help. A chiropractor can use several techniques, including alignment, massage, exercises, and ultrasound, to relieve the pain and improve your range of motion
Call Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine Today
If you have been diagnosed with whiplash, schedule an appointment with Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine. Our Lubbock, TX chiropractor can create a treatment plan to help ease your pain and the other symptoms associated with the condition. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.