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Can whiplash cause extreme headaches seizures and back pain. It was unnoticed and untreated by ICU.

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Headaches can be caused by whiplash, but seizures and back pain are unrelated to whiplash.
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what happens if whiplash is not treated?

Chronic neck pain

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Acceleration/deceleration injuries, such as seen in MVAs, frequently cause inflammation to the cervical facet joints (joints of neck), which is the classic "whiplash" phenomenon. Conservative care as previous mentioned should work for most, but when the pain persists, facet joint injections are extremely helpful as well as ligamentous trigger point injections into the areas of muscle spasms.
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When to go to the doctor for whiplash?

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When electrical painGoes down into arms nerve ponching symptoms or if pain worsens with time or dosent improve at all over time ( this is not the same as getting back to normal) time is the best healer for neckache from whiplash my opinion
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How long would it take for whiplash to go away?

It varies

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Whiplash or cervical strain varies quite a bit in symptoms and severity. Mild cases may improve in days to weeks; others may take months. Restoring movement and neck muscle strength as soon as possible may help. If the pain is severe or you have numbness, tingling, weakness, see your primary provider or spine specialist to make sure it is not just whiplash. Also see someone if no progress.
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Can whiplash cause headaches years after it happened?

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Yes. These headaches can be of soft tissue origin and occasionally post concussive in nature.
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Should i go to the doctor about an hour after whiplash?

You should go after

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The web lash happened, because you think it is a web lash but it could be some thing more serious
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Had accident: What exactly happens when I get whiplash?

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Whiplash is a nonmedical term used to describe neck pain following an injury to the soft tissues of your neck (specifically ligaments, tendons, and muscles). It is caused by an abnormal motion or force applied to your neck that causes movement beyond the neck's normal range of motion. Whiplash happens in motor vehicle accidents, sporting activities, accidental falls, and assault.
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How can I tell if I need to go to the doctor for whiplash?

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If your whiplash was related to a car accident and became persistently for several weeks or months including numbness, tingling and pain radiation to arms and hands, it is strongly recommended to see a doctor to further evaluate for any spinal cord or nerve root injury.
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How long is it supposed to it take for whiplash to go away?

Usually within weeks

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Most "whiplashes" get better within several weeks. By 6 months most are better. However, in females about 40% can last longer or become chronic in nature.
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What kind of doctor should I go to for whiplash pain? My GP?

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Seeing your GP would be a good place to start, but they may refer you to an ortho or neuro. Home treatment can start with rest and ice, but make sure to see a physician if pain persist. Neck pain is better addressed early, instead of later.
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