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I was in an accident and my neck did bend down on steering wheel but only a out 10 mph and it has been a few months later. Neck pain. Whiplash ?

I was in an accident and my neck did bend down on steering wheel but only a out 10 mph and it has been a few months later. Neck pain. Whiplash ?

Whiplash: Healing is directly proportional to the energy absorbed during the injury. So, harder impact=longer healing time. Generally speaking, this is purely a muscular problem and worsens for a day or two, and then improves thereafter over days or weeks. Rarely does whiplash produce lasting symptoms over 2-3 months (unless a lawsuit is involved, then all bets are off). ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


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I have moderate neck pain(due to whiplash), can you give me usage instructions for HARD COLLAR support? I am using it since 8days.

I have moderate neck pain(due to whiplash), can you give me usage instructions for HARD COLLAR support? I am using it since 8days.

Neck trauma : Remove it, hard collar should be removed as soon as it is determined that you do not have ligamentous instability, disc herniation, or fracture. If there's no plan for surgery then no hard collar. You should be started on physical therapy. early physical therapy and range of motion will improve range of motion and your overall outcome and speed the recovery. ...Read more

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Are there any ointments for whiplash neck pain muscle strain?

Are there any ointments for whiplash neck pain  muscle strain?

Yes: You could also try voltaren (diclofenac) gel, which is an antiinflammatory like Ibuprofen but in a topical form. There are also pharmacies that make combination pain creams that have multiple meds in them that can help multiple causes of the pain. ...Read more

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Is mcu therapy effective for whiplash/neck pain treatment?

Is mcu therapy effective for whiplash/neck pain treatment?

Depends on patient: Multi-cervical unit (mcu) can help some patients. It would be best that you are evaluated by a physician who can determine if you would be candidate for this type of treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for neck/back/shoulder pain from whiplash to go away?

How long does it usually take for neck/back/shoulder pain from whiplash to go away?

2-8 weeks: If there are no structural injuries symptoms should resolve with stretching & strenghening exercises in 2 to 8 weeks depending o degree. ...Read more

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Doctor's opinion? My neck feels like whiplash pain?

Whiplash pain: Have you experienced whiplash before? Stiffness, aching, altered range of motion, and headache can be experienced after whiplash injury. These symptoms need to be treated as soon after injury as possible, to prevent muscle shortening, and control pain. Physical, therapy or chiropractic with myofascial release can be most helpful, and x rays with flexion and extension will help determine causes. ...Read more

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Whiplash occurred 2weeks ago.I have ONLY neck pain as symptom. Can I expect/suspect any NEW symptoms now(after 2weeks)?I've been using rigid collar.

Usually not: If you have not broken your neck (xray or CT was clear) , then the usual course of a neck sprain after an accident is initial pain that worsens for 1-3 days, then gradual resolution over 2-3 weeks. A neck collar worn correctly is uncomfortable, and that discomfort may worsen over time. If you have a disk problem that causes pain radiating to the arms, that appears right away, not after wks ...Read more

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Can whiplash or neck pain cause long term headaches?

Can whiplash or neck pain cause long term headaches?

Yes: Prior injury in the neck can cause you to have tension-headaches for quite a while afterward. Treatment consists of anti-inflammatory medications (but not in excess or this will worsen the headaches), and stretching/physical therapy for the neck injury. If it has been going on for a while see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are ways to resolve the neck pain and back pain from whiplash?

What are ways to resolve the neck pain and back pain from whiplash?

Let see if I can: This very common problem and the answer is not very simple, get to see the doctor soon and start the treatment early, this will give the best chance for recovery. ...Read more

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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