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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?

Evaluate first: Surgery complication rate anything from40-7o % cervical lysis procedure facet diagnostic blocks if indicated. Followed by radiofrequency ablation. In combination with neural flossing exercises. Best long term results. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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


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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?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Whiplash (Definition)

Whiplash is a term for injuries to the neck due to sudden neck movements common in motor vehicle accidents. These injuries can cause pain or, if the spinal cord is damaged, weakness ...Read more