Accident/Injury Posts

What Is Whiplash? Aside From An Injury We Treat

What Is Whiplash? Aside From An Injury We Treat Whiplash, a collective term for injuries from violent motion of the head forward and backward, results most frequently from a rear-end collision. Many patients in our office present with this injury and are unsure what to expect with their pain. This is unsurprising since so many different articles, view points, and media sensationalism has covered this topic. In describing what can be expected after a whiplash injury, one thing is for certain, there are many grades of whiplash. The degree of injury can range from none to terrible depending on many factors, some of which are difficult or impossible to identify or calculate. The good news is that most people who suffer from this injury get better. Almost 50% of rear-end collisions result in no injuries reported. Soft tissue work, similar to massage, with chiropractic adjustments, and some physical...

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Could my accident from 2 years ago be the cause of my neck pain?

Could my accident from 2 years ago be the cause of my neck pain? The short answer is yes. But let’s look at how the neck is injured in whiplash and why a trauma from years earlier can produce symptoms today. Even in more moderate motor vehicle collisions with substantial car damage, symptoms rarely come on the day of the injury. When symptoms do occur immediately, this is a sign that the injury to the neck was more severe. In most accidents, we initially feel a bit shaken up and shocked more than anything else. When the vehicle has substantial damage, this can completely occupy our thought. How are we going to drive to work the next day? We may not think to see a doctor immediately because a more pressing concern is to get the car into the shop and arrange for a rental. If a pain in the neck begins, we...

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