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Can whiplash cause headaches years after it happened?

Can whiplash cause headaches years after it happened?

Yes : Yes. These headaches can be of soft tissue origin and occasionally post concussive in nature. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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Pain in neck, between shoulder blades, R shoulder, mild headache. Whiplash? Thrown to floor. When can I expect to return to normal basketball play?

Pain in neck, between shoulder blades, R shoulder, mild headache. Whiplash? Thrown to floor. When can I expect to return to normal basketball play?

Pain in the neck: and any headache always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the assessment must be comprehensive. See your doctor (GP) for consultation, tests and diagnosis to prevent future complications. ...Read more

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How come motrin doesn't help my headache but helps my whiplash?

How come motrin doesn't help my headache but helps my whiplash?

Inflammation!: Not all headaches are the same. As a pain reliever, Ibuprofen may assist relief, but it may not always help vascular headaches, of which most are classified as migraines. Whiplash usually has some component of inflammation which could account for the better response to the NSAID class of which Ibuprofen is a short acting member. ...Read more

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Why doesn't motrin help my headache but helps my whiplash?

Why doesn't motrin help my headache but helps my whiplash?

Differnt causes : Depending on the cause and intensity of headache, Motrin may not always help and you will need to speak with your healthcare provider. Headache is often considered a minor problem but can actually be a sign of a serious health condition. ...Read more

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Why is it that motrin does not help my headache but helps my whiplash?

Why is it that motrin does not help my headache but helps my whiplash?

Anti-inflammatory: Effective with whiplash as there is a large inflammatory component, but headaches can have multiple different causative factors if headache will not resolve you need to seek care. ...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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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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Can a whiplash injury make you prone to migraines? After this injury i'm now super sensitive to headaches as a side effect of various meds.

Can a whiplash injury make you prone to migraines? After this injury i'm now super sensitive to headaches as a side effect of various meds.

Neck and head pain: There are many different causes for migraines, and neck pain is definitely one of them. Craniosacral massage and other hands on type therapy can help with this. Be sure your doctor knows about the neck pain as it is often not mentioned in discussions of migraines. Good health. ...Read more

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Sustained a slight concussion/ moderate whiplash 2 weeks ago. Been taking fioricet for headache for 8 days, little to no relief when wears off. Typical?

Need diagnosis: The head and neck issues may be interacting, and the neck may be a trigger for the headache, but might consider possibility of disc protrusion, or even thoracic outlet syndrome secondary to shoulder strap. Also, might wonder about intracranial problem. See your doc and try some conservative meds and physical therapy first. ...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