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Cures For Whiplash
Most ok in weeks: The majority of whiplash injuries heal within several weeks to several months. The healing rate is generally better in males v females as the guys have more muscle bulk in the neck which tends to be more protective of injury. For some, the healing can be protracted with some chronic symptoms developing. Time is the biggest healer. ...Read more
Likely not-ck w/ MD: Cervical whiplash injuries can cause a collection of symptoms following an acceleration/deceleration injury typically from motor vehicle accidents. Can affect the discs/muscles/intervertebral joints/nerves/ligaments. Symptoms are variable; can include neck pain, stiffness, headaches, tingling, sleep disturbance & other. See md for eval/xrays, especially if had head injury as well. Don't ignore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was rear ended 3 days ago, it was a pretty powerful impact. I suffered from whiplash. What can I do for pain?
OMM: Whiplash injuries can be extremely painful and cause lots of problems. Osteopathic manipulation, in the hands of a skilled do, can often provide both immediate relief as well as improve long-term outcomes for your healing. If you are having symptoms like headache or sleep problems, you should also be evaluated for a head injury, which can happen as a result of the whiplash injury as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: For most people, several weeks to up to 6 months in 60% depending on the severity of the injury and whether you are a male or female as females have less protective muscle bulk in their necks. Also, there may be other structural injuries sustained that may prolong symptoms like disc or facet joint injuries. If it persists and limits you, get it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic neck pain: Acceleration/deceleration injuries, such as seen in mvas, frequently cause inflammation to the cervical facet joints (joints of neck), which is the classic "whiplash" phenomenon. Conservative care as previous mentioned should work for most, but when the pain persists, facet joint injections are extremely helpful as well as ligamentous trigger point injections into the areas of muscle spasms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: Whiplash is non medical turm from cervical acceleration -deceleration injury-usually neck pain radiating to shoulders with pins, needles in arms can occur from multiple mechanisms like falling without even rear injury--symptoms resolve by themself within few weeks except for small group of people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1st Health 2nd Legal: Get evaluated immediately to rule out life threatening conditions,fracture, dislocation, and ligamentous laxity. Many ER & Urgent Care physicians refer to multi-disciplinary practices that deal specifically with personal injuries such as whiplash. They will be able to refer you to a respectable personal injury attorney that work on a contingency (lien) basis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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