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Whiplash Injury In Children
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
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
I have horner's syndrome from a whiplash injury 2 1/2 years ago. What are the chances of that getting better? Presently starting second rehab.
Horner's syndrome: May takes long imd to get better. ...Read more
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
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
trauma, especially if head was hit also could cause shearing of pituitary stalk, or bleeding in area of pituitary. ...Read more
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 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?
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
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
Can you make yourself worse after a bad whiplash injury by not resting enough and doing things that cause pain esp in neck? 9i.E. Computer work?)
Yes: If you do not treat that neck injury it may become chronic problem. ...Read more
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
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?
If whiplash injury and muscle spasms did not heal properly, who can I see to be fully evaluated and can things still be repaired if injuries occurred?
See a physiatrist: Physiatrists specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, particularly musculoskeletal medicine. ...Read more
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: They would be unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Can massaging a whiplash injury cause more irritation and numbness? I'm experiencing numbness in back of neck and arm worse after a"nonprofessionalone.
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 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
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
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?
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
How can a whiplash injury to the neck cause balance, dizziness and gait problems? Can it be due to a slipped, herniated or bulged disc (s)?
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
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
Feel like there's a ball pushing on the right side of my throat. It's on the opposite side as my whiplash injury..... Is it whiplash or somethingelse?
See doctor: Any neck injury may lead to serious and persistent problems. I urge you to see your doctor (orthopedist) asap. ...Read more
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
Is chiropractic care safe for "whiplash" injury during pregnancy I was a passenger in a car that was rear-ended at a stoplight. Two days later at my doctor's exam where I complained of neck, back & shoulder tightness and pain I was given a pregnancy test
Post concussion syndrome possible brain stem contussion + whiplash injury. Details in my symptoms section. Looking for additional treatment options.
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?
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