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What Should I Do If I Think I Had Whiplash After Fenderbender
When an external: Energy force overcomes the strength of the soft tissues of the neck or cervical spine injuring those soft tissues which can include: the muscles, ligaments, facet joint capsules and even the discs leading to pain. The typical external force is a rear end motor vehicle collision ...Read more
Conservative : With Post-whiplash treatment it is crucial to start early with your care. The soft tissues of your neck require assistance to help avoid chronic problems. 1 in 4 will develop chronic pain follow a motor vehicle collision injury. A team approach would be best seeing your chiropractor, physical therapist, and massage therapist as soon as possible to provide the best results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is related to the: Design of our 12-14 pound head sitting on top of a long, flexible spine region without large enough muscles surrounding the bone structure to protect against all forces that the neck may be potentially exposed to such as in a car accident. ...Read more
1st Health 2nd Legal: Get evaluated immediately to rule out life threatening conditions,fracture, dislocation, and ligamentous laxity. Many ER & Urgent Care physicians refer to multi-disciplinary practices that deal specifically with personal injuries such as whiplash. They will be able to refer you to a respectable personal injury attorney that work on a contingency (lien) basis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No good answer: I hope your injury resolves quickly but there is no way to predict your outcome.A healthy pre-morbid condition:how fit (mentally and physically) you were prior to injury plays an important role in your recovery.The involvement of lawyers delays recovery in my area. ...Read more
Usually several : Things can be done. 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. Simple applications of heat or ice, massage, avoiding prolonged positions, avoiding overhead work, avoiding repetitive push/pull or heavy lifting while using otc meds as needed can help. If symptoms persist, see your pcp. ...Read more
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