Top
20
Doctor insights on: Can You First Start Feeling Whiplash Pain 14 Or 15 Hours After A Car Accident

Share
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
562 doctors shared insights

Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more


2

2
Is it possible to first start feeling symptoms of whiplash 24 hours after a car accident?

Is it possible to first start feeling symptoms of whiplash 24 hours after a car accident?

Yes: But if you apply moist heat, take Ibuprofen 200 mg even 4 hours and take it easy you should expect full recovery in a few weeks. ...Read more

3

3
Is it possible to first start feeling symptoms of whiplash the day after a car accident?

Is it possible to first start feeling symptoms of whiplash the day after a car accident?

Yes: I have seen patients with pain immediately, day after, even several days after a car accident. People with previous pain in the neck or back or chronic pain in these areas seem to be more vulnarable. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
I had a car accident on friday which has caused whiplash. Within 24 hours i was 3 pounds heavier in weight. What is the cause? I haven't eaten more

Possible stress: Unsure, and i recommend discussing with your primary. However, one explanation is that the increase in stress hormones, such as cortisol, could be causing you to retain fluids, did you start any new medications? That could also contribute. If you notice any other symptoms, see your physician. ...Read more

5

5
How can I tell if my whiplash after a car accident will get better?

How can I tell if my whiplash after a car accident will get better?

Warmth and time: A whiplash is a strain of the muscles of the neck. Like any muscle strain, it requires warm therapy(compresses), massage of the neck to relax the muscles, and time. Also, comfortable positions during sleep and avoiding strenuous activity will quicken the time to healing. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
After a car accident, my doctor diagnosed whiplash and gave me stretches for rehab. My question is why i hear a sound like a bent hose when I do them.?

Good question: If anything hurts, you should stop doing it. That is the general rule of thumb when it comes to auto accidents. You should also realize that things are going to go back to normal and that you will not have the pain forever. It just takes some time. Stretching, heating, icing, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers all help! ...Read more

7

7
I was in a car accident 24 hours ago. Neck wasn't hurting at that moment but now it's having pain. Could this be a form of whip lash ?

Most likely: Often muscles don't hurt post accident til first day or so. Do follow up,with this by seeing your family doc, not a minute clinic, because you need to be examined, perhaps x rays,,and start physical,therapy to break,spasm. Anti inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxers work best ...Read more

9

9
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

See 3 more doctor answers
10

10
How many times a week chiropractor adjustments after middle whiplash in car accident?

How many times a week chiropractor adjustments after middle whiplash in car accident?

"Whiplash": It sounds like you have a cervical strain, if you continue to have symptoms please see your doctor. You may need further diagnostic imaging as well to rule out any severe injury. ...Read more

11

11
I was in a car accident yesterday and i know I have whiplash but today i feel nauseas and I have bad pains in my stomach. Should i go back to the e.R?

I was in a car accident yesterday and i know I have whiplash but today i feel nauseas and I have bad pains in my stomach. Should i go back to the e.R?

Yes: Ed workup is the safest option. Car crashes can cause delayed bleeding etc so going back to the ed for a secondary survey is recommended. Sounds like you wore a seatbelt and it may just be some bruising from that but better not take any chances on this one. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Would sideways whiplash in accident cause anteror wedging in t5-t7. Found on X-ray 10 years after car accident. I don't have osteoporosis and am young?

Unlikely: Unlikely caused by accident , unlikely cause of pain, likely an incidental asymptomatic finding feel free to treat as such an incidental finding ...Read more

13

13
I was in a car accident last may got whiplash. Now every time I have a stiff neck i get really bad headaches, should I be concerned?

Only some: The car accident caused neck strain. The best treatment would be exercises for strength, flexibiity, and range of motion for the rest of your life. The headaches are most likely tension headaches related to the neck strain. If you can get in the best possible physical condition from now on -- knowing what you know -- you could possibly decrease the frequency, intensity, and duration of headaches. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
How long would it take for whiplash from a car accident to go away for someone who has already had damage from a concussion and 3 Brain operations?

Varies : It varies tremendously, in part also because the term whiplash covers so many possible injuries. Simple muscular injuries can often respond by 2-4 weeks after injury; injuries to the posterior facets can takes months of even cause chronic pain in some cases. I would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated for your injury. ...Read more

17

17
Why wont the pain go away? I had cancer in my neck 5 years ago and had many muscles removed plus intence radiation and chemo. Since than i got into a car accident and got whiplash. They say I have a disc out of place but was out of place before the accide

Why wont the pain go away? I had cancer in my neck 5 years ago and had many muscles removed plus intence radiation and chemo. Since than i got into a car accident and got whiplash. They say I have a disc out of place but was out of place before the accide

Typically : Typically during radiation of the neck for cancer, the spine is shielded/protected, so direct damage is not likely. That being said, extensive neck surgery for cancer and radiation therapy with chemo can cause severe scarring and fibrosis in the musculature. This can cause bad alignment of the musculoskeletal system. Physical therapy can often help the problem. The initial treatments can be uncomfortable, but with more work, the muscles and scarring can loosen up and flexibility increases and the pain will gradually improve. On the other hand, 5 years since treatment of your head and neck cancer without recurrence is technically a cure. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
I got into a car accident in May and my doctor told me I had whip lash how long does it last my back hurts really bad?

Can last years but:: Unfortunately, some people have pain lasting years after whiplash unless they receive proper treatment. The most effective treatment I know of is micrcurrent therapy. Osteopathy, gentle chiropractic techniques & acupuncture can also help. See http://www.mydrhorn.org/docs/FSMIntro.pdf & http://www.naturopathic-physician.com/index.php?page=41 & http://frequencyspecific.com/ Magnesium can help too. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Thomas Dowling
230 doctors shared insights

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