Whiplash is a forceful neck injury due to rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. It most often occurs during a rear-end car accident, but the injury can also result from a sports accident such as a soccer header or football concussion.
Common symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, shooting nerve pains, dizziness and headaches. Most people with whiplash recover within a few months after a course of medical and chiropractic treatments. Some people live with chronic neck pain after the whiplash injury.
Whiplash may be called a cervical sprain or strain, but this diagnosis also include other types of neck injuries.
symptoms of whiplash usually develop within 14 days of the accident and may include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Headaches or Migraines
- Tenderness or pain in shoulder, upper back or arms
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
Some people also experience:
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Sleep disturbances
- Memory problems
When to see a chiropractor
See your chiropractic doctor if you experience any neck pain or other whiplash symptoms following an auto accident in Tallahassee, Florida. It is important to get a prompt and accurate diagnosis to utilize your personal injury protection of your auto accident coverage.
For more information about Pragle Chiropractic And Massage Therapy, please visit www.praglechiro.com or call 850 508 5951.