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Worst Whiplash Symptom
A term typically used to describe a hyperextension injury to the neck, often associated with a motor vehicle accident. It is not unusual for patients who have sustained a whiplash injury to not show clear radiologic signs of trauma. Whiplash symptoms may come from an injury to the posterior facet ...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
Pain in the neck: Whiplash generally include some degree of neck pain and muscle stiffness. Depending on the severity of the injury, signs and symptoms may also include: tenderness along the back of the neck and shoulders neck swelling muscle spasms in the posterior cervical spine (back of the neck), anterior cervical spine or in the trapezius muscles difficulty flexing, extending, or rotating the head ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The most common symptoms are neck pain. Other symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, numbness and tingling in the neck and upper extremities. Fortunately, most symptoms of whiplash resolve over time. A small percentage of people can have chronic symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck pain headache: Typical symptoms can be neck pain, neck spasm, pain or headaches up the back of your head & into the area between your shoulder blades and over your shoulders. Treatment is time, activity restriction/modifications, heat applications & otc medication as needed if no contraindications. If no better in 4-6 weeks, see your physician to make sure nothing else is involved & get more structured care. ...Read more
Usually: Usually most people are better by 2 months but a certain percentage have persistent symptoms. These are usually the people i see in consultation. A consultation with a physiatrist would be a good idea. ...Read more
Is it normal to have symptoms if whiplash develop 7 days after falling off a bike or are the two events unrelated?
How 2 know if gradual onset of slight urinary incontinece is from car accidnt/whiplash or aging? I'm 45 yr old female symptoms began 2008, now is wors
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I have back pain and stiffness when i wake up. Is this possibly whiplash and what are ways to alleviate the symptoms?
I'm having symptoms of concussion/whiplash a week after a rear end accident. Should I seek medical attention or wait it out?
See a doctor: You should be evaluated if there is a possibility of a traumatic injury. ...Read more
Occasionally: I have seen this very occasionally but it is not a typical complaint of someone with whiplash. There are a few serious causes of nausea and vomiting that can occur after a whiplash accident and if you are having these symptoms you should see a doctor right away to make sure there is nothing serious going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have; Anterior Osteophytes, felt in middle of front neck. Had a whiplash injury 14yrs ago Will it get worse? (no symptoms as such). exercises help?
Today my friend took my arm and pulled it forward quickly causing a pretty forceful whiplash like head jerk. No symptoms. Can that cause a concussion?
Can trauma (severe whiplash) due to an MVA cause a pineal cyst to form? 1.5 X 1.2 cm - accident was 1.5 years ago, battling symptoms since it happened
Chronic whiplash injury and luq has malfunctioned. Brachial plexus triggers nerve symptoms but nerves not injured. Starting rehab. Healing possible?
Get diagnosis first: Be efficient, and get answers as to why your injury did not fully heal. Not uncommon is an injury to the brachial plexus from shoulder strap, with eventual scarring, called thoracic outlet syndrome. Therapy does help, but is a specific approach, such as felderkreis work. Both EMG and ultrasound studies could pin down precise mechanism. If you have tos, about 85% success with conservative rx. ...Read more