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I suffered a whiplash injury? What can I do?

I suffered a whiplash injury? What can I do?

Whiplash: Just take it easy, don't put yourself in a position to hurt your neck again. Take some otc pain meds. If very painful see pmd and check to see if you need prescription rx (pain meds and muscle relaxers), collar, or even advanced imaging. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Albright
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Whiplash Injury (Definition)

Applied to the neck or cervical region that overcomes the strength of the neck's structures resulting in damage to those structures ranging from muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, bones or nerve tissue. Most typical injuries just involve the soft tissues & the force is applied usually from behind as in a rear end collision ...Read more


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I believe I have whiplash injury, does this need to be treated?

I believe I have whiplash injury, does this need to be treated?

Treatment: Whiplash injury, depending on the severity can usually be managed non-surgically, with muscle relaxants, pain control and sometimes a soft collar. ...Read more

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Can I get pt for a whiplash injury?

Can I get pt for a whiplash injury?

Yes: Physical therapy is a common treatment for whiplash. However, it is important to be evaluated to make sure there is not a more serious diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have an old whiplash injury from years ago and my neck has crunching noises when I move it. Should I be concerned?

I have an old whiplash injury from years ago and my neck has crunching noises when I move it. Should I be concerned?

If painful, yes: Crunching noises may mean there is some degenerative arthritis in the neck, which occurs more likely in joints that have been previously lnjured, or knees and hips of obese people which are bearing the brunt of every step. I have this crunch because I got slammed down on my neck while body surfing (took the wave wrong). If it is painful of have shooting pain down either arm, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: whiplash injury?

What is the definition or description of: whiplash injury?

A stress or force: Applied to the neck or cervical region that overcomes the strength of the neck's structures resulting in damage to those structures ranging from muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, bones or nerve tissue. Most typical injuries just involve the soft tissues & the force is applied usually from behind as in a rear end collision from a car accident. ...Read more

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Could a motorcyclist get a whiplash injury or would he just fall of the bike?

Maybe: The injury usually occurs in a car when someone is hit from behind and is restrainted by the seatbelt. That type of neck movement would be less likely on a motorcycle, but it might be possible. Neck injuries can occur in motor cycle accidents. ...Read more

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What doctor do I see if I suffered a whiplash injury?

What doctor do I see if I suffered a whiplash injury?

Family Practice D.O.: I am a D.O.So I am clearly biased. We (D.O. Primary care dr.'s)have been specifically trained in muscle & skeletal problems. D.O.'s in other specialities like orthopedics and neurology are less likely to maintain these skills. ...Read more

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Could pituitary problems be caused by a whiplash injury?

Could pituitary problems be caused by a whiplash injury?

Rarely!!!!: But possible

trauma, especially if head was hit also could cause shearing of pituitary stalk, or bleeding in area of pituitary. ...Read more

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I have; Anterior Osteophytes, felt in middle of front neck. Had a whiplash injury 14yrs ago Will it get worse? (no symptoms as such). exercises help?

I have; Anterior Osteophytes, felt in middle of front neck. Had a whiplash injury 14yrs ago Will it get worse? (no symptoms as such). exercises help?

Perhaps: Nothing to do now if you have no symptoms, but arthritis always progresses over time. Bit is however unpredictable and progresses at different paces for different individuals ...Read more

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I have a whiplash injury to my neck & shoulder from an accident 2.5 weeks ago, I forgot to ask my physio if I should attend gym & what I should avoid?

I have a whiplash injury to my neck & shoulder from an accident 2.5 weeks ago, I forgot to ask my physio if I should attend gym & what I should avoid?

Heavy lifting: You can start gentle exercises hot showers swimming but avoid heavy lifting overhead work and prolonged driving more that 1 hour at a time. As you start improving over the nest 3-4 weeks then you should gradually resume your normal work out. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm currently suffering from a whiplash injury, should I feel pain directly on my neck bones?

What do you advise if I'm currently suffering from a whiplash injury, should I feel pain directly on my neck bones?

See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate. ...Read more

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Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Neck swelling from whiplash injury?

Team Approach: Swelling can often occur with whiplash injuries. It is wise to have a team of providers, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and a massage therapist. ...Read more

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Neck swelling from possible whiplash injury?

Neck swelling from possible whiplash injury?

It is possible: To have neck swelling of the neck from whiplash injury, the ligament in the back of the neck could get inflamed or have sprain in it. Good luck, thank you. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus occur as a result of a "whiplash" injury resulting from a car accident?

Can tinnitus occur as a result of a "whiplash" injury resulting from a car accident?

Tinnitus=concussion: Tinnitus (ringing in ears) is one of the 'concussion symptoms'. The others are headache, dizzy, nausea, fatigue, amnesia and confusion.
The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not be immediately apparent. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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Can a whiplash injury make you prone to migraines? After this injury I'm now super sensitive to headaches as a side effect of various meds.

Can a whiplash injury make you prone to migraines? After this injury I'm now super sensitive to headaches as a side effect of various meds.

Neck and head pain: There are many different causes for migraines, and neck pain is definitely one of them.

Craniosacral massage and other hands on type therapy can help with this. Be sure your doctor knows about the neck pain as it is often not mentioned in discussions of migraines. Good health. ...Read more

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I have neck pain at both sides of neck today after 1month of whiplash injury. Wht shud I do.& why am I getting it now?? neck exercises will help?

I have neck pain at both sides of neck today after 1month of whiplash injury. Wht shud I do.& why am I getting it now?? neck exercises will help?

WAD: Whiplash Associated Disorders are thoroughly covered in my book, Stop Your Neck Pain and Headache Now. It is only in English. Exercises, esp. Isometric, are excellent treatment and pain relief. An x-ray should rule out any danger from isokinetic or other exercises. ...Read more

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19days back I had whiplash injury, my neurosurgeon examined says no problem. Only neck pain. NOW my head is SHAKING ABIT when turning left and right.

19days back I had whiplash injury, my neurosurgeon examined says no problem. Only neck pain. NOW my head is SHAKING ABIT when turning left and right.

Muscle spasm: The good news is you didn't hurt yourself worse. You are probably having muscle spasms. Just give it time and these symptoms should improve. ...Read more

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Can't bend my fingers, is it possible to get wrist tendonitis from a whiplash injury even though I didn't hit my wrist on anything at all in the accident?

Can't bend my fingers, is it possible to get wrist tendonitis from a whiplash injury even though I didn't hit my wrist on anything at all in the accident?

No: Whiplash would be pain in the neck due to spasm in the neck muscles. While this makes you stiff, you should still have use of your fingers. You should probably see your doctor to make sure nothing serious is going on and get treatment. ...Read more

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Can a whiplash injury cause bone edema? I am being sent for an MRI following spinal x-ray, and am a little concerned. Whiplash injury 2 months ago, X-ray showed swelling and damage as well as bone oedema?

Can a whiplash injury cause bone edema? I am being sent for an MRI following spinal x-ray, and am a little concerned. Whiplash injury 2 months ago, X-ray showed swelling and damage as well as bone oedema?

The: The cervical spine is made up of spinal vertebrae, disks, joints, muscles and ligaments. Spinal injury may damage these structures and cause swelling, tearing and breaking of these structures. This can be seen as edema (swelling) in bones. Edema is best seen on mri. Whiplash usually injures the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, etc). Severe whiplash injuries may injure the bones and cause bone edema. ...Read more

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Dear Doctor, 20days back I had whiplash injury, my neurosurgeon examined me, but now I hear VERY SLIGHT SOUND ONLY SOMETIMES when moving my head up&down?

Dear Doctor, 20days back I had whiplash injury, my neurosurgeon examined me, but now I hear VERY SLIGHT SOUND ONLY SOMETIMES when moving my head up&down?

Whiplash: If the sounds appear to be coming from the neck, they may be from motions of ligaments when flexing and extending your neck. It doesn't appear to be a serious problem as you're not experiencing pain and you seem to have full range of motion. However if you still have concerns, consult your neurosurgeon again. ...Read more

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Doc, I had whiplash injury 2yrs back only muscle strain, recently my x-ray shows elongated styloid process. My doc says it's ok, nothing serious. Ur views?

Doc, I had whiplash injury 2yrs back only muscle strain, recently my x-ray shows elongated styloid process. My doc says it's ok, nothing serious. Ur views?

Ok: That would not be a posttraumatic finding or one typically associated with pain. If you are still having pain and xrays otherwise ok, consider more advanced imaging studies such as an MRI or CT scan. ...Read more

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Could whiplash injury cause calcium deposits at c1-c2?

Yes.: After soft tissue trauma or inflammation, imaging findings of calcifications may be seen in various regions of the body such as a calcific tendinitis of the shoulder or with hip bursitis as well as in the neck. They are secondary findings as a result of the inflammation &/or trauma and do not cause actual symptoms typically. ...Read more

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In WHIPLASH INJURY the nerves originating from spine inside vertebral column, CAN NERVES SNAP OUT? Due to rapid movement of neck.

In WHIPLASH INJURY the nerves originating from spine inside vertebral column, CAN NERVES SNAP OUT? Due to rapid movement of neck.

No: Short of a traumatic displaced fracture or dislocation of the spine, the nerves do not "snap out" of their normal position. They are protected by strong ligaments and the bone architecture of the vertebral column that would have to be disrupted for them to move into an abnormal position. ...Read more

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Can a whiplash injury cause mild cognitive attention/eye focusing problems?

Can a whiplash injury cause mild cognitive attention/eye focusing problems?

Whiplash: Depending on how severe your whiplash is it can cause dizziness, nausea, and head trauma. Attention and eye focusing problems can be a result. It would be best to rest for a couple of days and see if the effects ware off ...Read more

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Chronic whiplash injury and luq has malfunctioned. Brachial plexus triggers nerve symptoms but nerves not injured. Starting rehab. Healing possible?

Chronic whiplash injury and luq has malfunctioned. Brachial plexus triggers nerve symptoms but nerves not injured. Starting rehab. Healing possible?

Get diagnosis first: Be efficient, and get answers as to why your injury did not fully heal. Not uncommon is an injury to the brachial plexus from shoulder strap, with eventual scarring, called thoracic outlet syndrome. Therapy does help, but is a specific approach, such as felderkreis work. Both EMG and ultrasound studies could pin down precise mechanism. If you have tos, about 85% success with conservative rx. ...Read more

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My neck shoulder and left arm are very sore 12 months after whiplash injury but doctors can't find the problem. What could it be very debilitating.

My neck shoulder and left arm are very sore 12 months after whiplash injury but doctors can't find the problem. What could it be very debilitating.

About 40% of: People with whiplash can have ongoing symptoms beyond 6-12 months that can be related to injuries of supporting neck structures other than discs and muscles with a high percentage due to facet joint problems. See an orthopaedic spine surgeon for evaluation including x-rays with flexion/extension, cervical MRI & possible shoulder MRI & consider facet blocks & shoulder injection to diagnose source. ...Read more

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Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.

Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.

Give it time: Since you didn't give an etiology (ie car accident or fall, etc) it's difficult to say. If this is a simple grade 1 concussion, then give it time. It may take a few months for your head to clear. No specific therapy is indicated. No chiropractic for a while though. ...Read more

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I was wondering, if I have whiplash, is there any dangerous injury?

I was wondering, if I have whiplash, is there any dangerous injury?

Not usually: Though whiplash can be very painful in the first several weeks, it is a self-limited condition that responds well to noninvasive measures such as physical therapy. With whiplash, there is no need for invasive measures such as surgery or spinal injections. ...Read more

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I hd whiplash 2yrs back only muscular injury. I'm pain free most of time bt every now&then for slightest jerk I'm feeling neckpain. Neck exercises help?

It might be best: To work with a physical therapist. That way you are taught the proper exercises AND it can be insured that you are doing them correctly. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Whiplash (Definition)

A term typically used to describe a hyperextension injury to the neck, often associated with a motor vehicle accident. It is not unusual for patients who have sustained a whiplash injury to not show clear radiologic signs of trauma. Whiplash symptoms may come from an injury to the posterior facet ...Read more


Dr. Adam Lewis
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more