WHAT IS WHIPLASH?
Whiplash is a common type of neck I injury after being involved in an auto accident. It is common knowledge that whiplash usually comes from the head being thrown backward and forward very forcefully. Whiplash syndrome is also usually associated with auto accident victims but can also come from other injuries like contact sports such as football, soccer or other high velocity sports. Whiplash syndromes are also reported in people who have been involved in fiscal abuse or assault. Cervical acceleration-deceleration is a medical form of describing what people commonly refer to ask whiplash.
Complications from whiplash syndrome
Pain from whiplash syndrome usually comes on very quickly after an accident. Damage can occur to muscles, tendons and other soft tissue as well as bone, discs and nerves. One of the more common complications that I found in my practice is facet damage causing whiplash syndrome pain. Pain coming from the facet joints of the spine can be difficult to heal and repair on its own.
When to seek treatment for whiplash syndrome
Pain and discomfort from whiplash syndrome can last as short as a few days and can be severely disabling for the rest of your life. If you have persistent pain that continues over a week it is recommended to have your situation evaluated by professional. A doctor trained in acceleration-deceleration injuries should perform an evaluation to rule out severe disc injury or nerve damage that can lead to permanent disability.
Best Whiplash Doctors
The most competent doctors from whiplash syndrome injuries are doctors who deal specifically with soft tissue injury and repair. Chiropractors are uniquely trained in proper evaluation of soft tissue injuries including ligament, tendon and nerve injuries. Chiropractors also have a wide variety of noninvasive therapies to repair and rehabilitative injured tissue.
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