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What are the tests for whiplash?

What are the tests for whiplash?

X-ray and Possible: Mri, if the doctor think you need it. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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


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What increases risk for whiplash?

What increases risk for whiplash?

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

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What are the symptoms of whiplash?

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

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

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How would I know if I have whiplash?

How would I know if I have whiplash?

Neck pain after....: You would experience some type of neck pain after an injury that resulted in your neck being forced into extension and flexion suddenly. ...Read more

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Can I die from whiplash if I ignore it?

Can I die from whiplash if I ignore it?

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

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What are the prolonged effects of whiplash?

What are the prolonged effects of whiplash?

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

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Hey docs, what helps with whiplash pain?

Hey docs, what helps with whiplash pain?

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

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How do I get rid of my whiplash?

How do I get rid of my whiplash?

Time: Time, therapy, avoiding neck strain (maybe short term with c-collar), pain meds and muscle relaxers. ...Read more

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Can I get pt for a whiplash injury?

Can I get pt for a whiplash injury?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for whiplash?

What is the best treatment for whiplash?

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

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Can whiplash contribute to fibromyalgia pain?

Can whiplash contribute to fibromyalgia pain?

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

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Whiplash treatment and length of healing time?

Time, PT: Typically, a cervical strain will improve with time. Physical therapy or working with a chiropractor can also help. If your symptoms persist, I would recommend seeing a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Can a roller coasters cause a mild case of whiplash?

Yes: Sudden acceleration deceleration with side jerking great recipe for whiplash depends on how strong your neck is and anticipation. ...Read more

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Could pituitary problems be caused by a whiplash injury?

Could pituitary problems be caused by a whiplash injury?

Rarely!!!!: But possible

Trauma, especially if head was hit also could cause shearing of pituitary stalk, or bleeding in area of pituitary. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat whiplash severe pain in C7 location?

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

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Concussion & whiplash, what's the difference and is it serious?

Concussion & whiplash, what's the difference and is it serious?

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

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Pain in my neck and shoulders after a car wreck. Is this whiplash?

Pain in my neck and shoulders after a car wreck. Is this whiplash?

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

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I started to feel ten hours after a car crash. Could it be whiplash?

I started to feel ten hours after a car crash. Could it be whiplash?

Yes.: Apply moist heat, take Ibuprofen 200 mg every 4-6 hours and take it easy for a few days. X-rays are unneeded and you will most likely recover very well. ...Read more

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Can whiplash occur in a side to side motion or only front back motion?

Can whiplash occur in a side to side motion or only front back motion?

Avoid whiplash: It was drilled into my head a long time ago to avoid the word whiplash as it can be confusion. Certainly, there are muscles and ligaments that you can strain from side to side injury as well. ...Read more

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Can whiplash pain start to head down to your shoulder two weeks later?

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

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When i really move my head as I get this really sharp pain do you think it is whiplash?

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

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It's almost 3 weeks I feel some pain in neck when im looking to the sides. Could whiplash last this long?

Whiplash : Whiplash can last a long time depending on the severity of the injury. Most will resolve with time, rest, and neck rehabilitation. If symptoms persist for another week or two, I suggest an appointment with your doctor for a possible physical therapy eval. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to try to "pop" your neck after possible whiplash? What could happen if I tried this?

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

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I have an old whiplash injury from years ago and my neck has crunching noises when I move it. Should I be concerned?

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

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I have whiplash from a car accident. When can I start exercising at full capacity again? (heavy weights and gymnastics)

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

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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 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

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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

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

Here are some ...: Every life event always result from multiple factors with no exception for worsening urinary incontinence which is related with childbirth, aging, genetic factor, and lifestyle. To realize such further, please take time to peruse the articles in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter.html, http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html, & http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. Thereby, you'll gain useful info ...Read more

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I got into an accident about a week ago and got whiplash my neck really hurts. What is a good remedy for it and how long should pass before its better?

I got into an accident about a week ago and got whiplash my neck really hurts. What is a good remedy for it and how long should pass before its better?

Be seen: If you have been in a car accident and having significant neck pain, you would definitely want to be seen and evaluated and have X-rays just to make sure you have not sustained a serious injury. ...Read more

Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more