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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
15 years experience Neurosurgery
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 yo ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually several : Things can be done. Most "whiplashes" get better within several weeks. By 6 months most are better. However, in females about 40% can last longer or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
See a doc: They will be able to guide you to the proper treatment.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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 muscl ... Read More
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Whiplash: Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck. The term "whiplash ... Read More
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Excell/decell injury: Whiplash is usually due @ being hit from ehind in a mva. Ur head & neck extend with the impact during exceleration, then r flexed forward when u decel ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
19 years experience Neurosurgery
Treatment: Whiplash injury, depending on the severity can usually be managed non-surgically, with muscle relaxants, pain control and sometimes a soft collar.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Even quick applying of the breaks can create whiplash without falling off the bike.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Evans
43 years experience Neurology
No: No.
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
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 k ... Read More
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