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Esophageal Pain And Whiplash
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
1. being the driver: 1. Riding a motor vehicle as a driver (drivers are more predisposed to have whip. 2. Not using head protector (head "rest")3. Sudden stops increase the risk of being hit from behind.4. Being female. From medical point of view:1. Subjacent musculoskeltal problem producing failure of reflex contraction of muscles (rheumatoid arthritis, cervical spondylosis, myopathy, neurodegenerative diseases, etc. ...Read more
Pain in the neck: Whiplash generally include some degree of neck pain and muscle stiffness. Depending on the severity of the injury, signs and symptoms may also include: tenderness along the back of the neck and shoulders neck swelling muscle spasms in the posterior cervical spine (back of the neck), anterior cervical spine or in the trapezius muscles difficulty flexing, extending, or rotating the head ...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 more
Chronic Pain Arthrit: Anyone involved in a motor vehicle collision should be evaluated for whiplash. Even 5mph accidents are enough to cause challenges. 1 in 4 people end up with chronic pain due to whiplash and cervical spine injuries. Arthritis (degenerative disc disease) may results. It would be wise to seek evaluation and treatment, including chiropractic and rehab. ...Read more
Rest, NSAIDs: Pain from whiplash is generally due to tension and strain of the muscles in the neck. This type of pain can be relieved with rest which gives time for the muscles to recover. NSAIDs like Motrin, Aleve or Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with muscle pain as well. In more severe cases, consulting with a physical therapist can be useful. Therapists can prescribe exercises and use other treatments like E-stim to help ...Read more
Most are self limit: Most just get better with time, activity modification and heat or hot showers combined with light exercise and cardiovascular exercise. Otc medication can help. If no improvement or worsening of your symptoms. Get evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Yes: Cervical spine "whiplash" injury ; chronic neck pain oft seen in people with #fibromyalgia (fm). Multiple childbirths ; low back injuries (accidents ; lifting events) causal of chronic low back ; pelvic pain seem more common than neck injuries in people with fibromyalgia. Morgan freeman has come forward with report of delayed onset of fibromyalgia after a motor vehicle accident ; injury. ...Read more
Trauma, especially if head was hit also could cause shearing of pituitary stalk, or bleeding in area of pituitary. ...Read more
Whiplash: Neck pain from whiplash injuries is one of the most difficult problems overcome. Usual treatments with medications like anti-inflammatory medications as well as physical therapy are typically tried first. In addition, one must be certain to rule out the possibility of ligamentous or bony injur with imaging studies prior to starting this therapy. Steroid injections can also be helpful. ...Read more
Brain vs neck : A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury usually after a direct blow to the head or a violent collision. Common symptoms include headache, dizziness, neck pain, memory and concentration problems. Whiplash is a strain/sprain involving the neck muscles and ligaments usually seen during a deceleration mechanism such as a car wreck. The degree of seriousness varies from patient to patient. ...Read more
Yes: A "whiplash" injury covers a lot of ground.If you are having symptoms of pain radiating into your shoulder I'd recommend seeing a D.O. Who does manipulative therapy. Full disclosure-i am a D.O. Who treats this often and am biased toward this management. ...Read more
Difficult to say one:
Way or the other, without you being seen/examined and knowing what is the hx?
Best for you would be to see your local orthopod and have yourself examined and probably investigated.
Good luck. ...Read more
Is it a bad idea to try to "pop" your neck after possible whiplash? What could happen if I tried this?
Yes, try to avoid: If it is a pure whiplash injury, then popping it incorrectly can further damage the facet joints and the capsule around the joints. Also, if you had any other ligamentous injury, you can cause further damage to those as well. If you need manipulation of your neck, see a professional for help with the feeling of needing to pop. ...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 whiplash from a car accident. When can I start exercising at full capacity again? (heavy weights and gymnastics)
Let me explain: Start exercising when feeling comfortable with exercise, then excel as long as have no discomfort. ...Read more
If you saw a car coming behind you fast and about to rear end you, can you do anything to prevent whiplash? Turn entire body to one side?
If the impact: Is inevitable simply knowing that will allow you to brace yourself for the impact. Turning sideways is not recommended because safety devices in cars are not designed for that position and could cause more serious injury ...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
I also have a childhood history of falling from high and landing on my head. At least one, age 4, was severe. Childhood survivor. 2 adult whiplash.
Problem?: What is your problem now? If you are having headaches get checked out by a neurologist. ...Read more
How 2 know if gradual onset of slight urinary incontinece is from car accidnt/whiplash or aging? I'm 45 yr old female symptoms began 2008, now is wors
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