Whiplash: What Is It?

What is Whiplash

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Whiplash is actually a nonmedical word applied to explain neck pain subsequent to a trauma to soft tissues of one's neck (in particular ligaments, tendons, and muscles). It's the result of any kind of extreme movements and pressure applied to the neck that creates motions beyond the neck's regular range of motion.

Whiplash is usually most often the consequence of automobile accident when the auto an individual is driving in isn't moving, which is slammed from the car from the rear with no warning. It is actually normally believed the rear impact will cause the head not to mention neck to be forced in to hyperextension because the seat forces the individuals torso forward - and then the unrestrained neck and head fall backwards. Following aa brief delay the head along with neck then recoup consequently they are thrown right into a hyperflexed position.

Whiplash Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of whiplash are usually discomfort as well as tightness in the neck and often in the muscles in your head, upper body, shoulders, and arms. Also you could have a head ache, feel dizzy, and also have discomfort of the back.

The good news is, whiplash is usually not life threatening injury, it also can result in an extended duration of partial disability. There are significant financial costs in connection with whiplash that may reach up to 30 billion dollars annually in the United States.

Prompt physical evaluation is the best advice following a neck trauma. Your medical professional of chiropractic will be able to ascertain the extent with regards to traumas, recommend you to another specialist if needed, or even recommend a regimen of treatment to accelerate the process of healing. This physical evaluation includes a medical profile along with an evaluation of one's vital signs, nervous system, range of motion, joint mobility, muscle tissue, balance, coordination, and posture.

Whiplash Treatment

Your medical professional might recommend a soft or evena hard collar to aid in stabilizing the cervical area. In some circumstances basic film radiography might be inconclusive, and a CT-scan or MRI may be required for additional extensive radiological analysis (Dvorak, Journal of Manual Medicine, 1991, Vol.6 #3). Treatment of a whiplash injury occur in stages which can include by using treatment along with neuromuscular treatment plans that will facilitate healing.

Regarding appointments you'll want to follow the guidance from your medical professional of chiropractic care. Be sensible and pace your personal physical activity in order to avoid stress and fatigue. Perform the physical exercises your chiropractic doctor advises for you to restore your flexibility, equilibrium, and strength, whilst altering some other physical activities at work or play which might be aggravating to your whiplash.


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Backsmart Health Chiropractic
5610 Bethelview Road #300A
Cumming, GA 30040
(770) 888-4288