Whiplash injuries stemming from neck pain in an auto accident can lead to more serious injuries including: ruptured ligaments, hematomas, pinched nerves, nerve damage, damaged blood vessels, fractures in the spine, and more serious injuries in the joints. An accident victim should seek out medical treatment immediately if they feel pain at the scene of the accident. If no pain is felt, one should still see their primary care physician or chiropractor just to make sure that there are no hidden injuries. Even minor bruising can lead to more serious injuries and a health professional would be able to determine the extent of the injuries and create a program in which to heal the body.
 
A medical doctor may suggest to take a prescription or over-the-counter pain reliever and/or anti-inflammatory medication to aid in lowering the immediate swelling and to reduce the pain, pressure and stiffness.
 
A medical doctor or chiropractic physician may suggest an X-ray, MRI, CT scan or other specialized exams to determine where there may be injuries before they make a final diagnosis.
 
The overall goal of treatment is to reduce pain, restore function, and strengthen the neck, shoulders and upper back muscles, so that proper healing occurs and the chances of chronic pain are minimized.
 
Once a diagnosis is made to determine the severity of the whiplash, a chiropractor then determines a course of treatment. Treatment make include, but not be limited to a spinal manipulation, ultrasound therapy, cold laser therapy, mechanical traction, manual therapy, massage, and therapeutic exercises. As stated earlier, always get plenty of rest and stay hydrated to stave off infection and to recuperate faster.
 
Injuries to the neck and whiplash are most commonly caused during a rear-end collision which results in trauma to the neck and upper back muscles. The trauma to the neck is a tight, stiff feeling that is sometimes hard to relieve. It is important to get evaluation by a medical doctor or chiropractic physician as soon as you can post auto accident. Whiplash injuries from a car accident may cause pinched nerves, lower back pain, shoulder and arm injury. radiculopathy and other personal injuries. Headaches can become overbearing post auto accident, so listening to your doctor. Implementing the prescribed treatment will only help you heal faster.
 
Call Dr. Dean M. Zusmer
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