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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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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