Whiplash is a relatively common injury that occurs to a person's neck following a rapid forward and backward movement of the head. Most cases are due to a vehicular accident of some sort. Common symptoms of whiplash include stiffness, headaches, neck pain, and often complain of sudden dizzy spells. A whiplash injury can last anywhere from three day's to three month's, depending on how mild or severe the case. Cases that have gone untreated have resulted in nerve damage, and/or Vertigo. Pay attention to the signs your body gives you.
Whiplash injury syndrome is very similar to Post -Concussion Syndrome, however this is usually due to cervical vertigo or dizziness. Sixty percent of people that have whiplash, contract Vertigo as well. It has been said that everyone with whiplash has permanent damage, but this is false.permanent damage is usually caused not only from forward and backward head movement, but side to side movement's as well. The combination of motions can cause brain injuries, muscle spasm, muscle tearing, and instability of the ligaments. In severe cases the spine is also fractured, causing permanent damage.
Having said all of that, there is life after a whiplash injury. There are various painless treatments. Most mild cases are cured with ice, and physical exercise. While the more severe cases may need analgesics, chiropractic care, and massage, along with ice and physical exercise. Here at Pragle Chiropractic and Massage, Dr. Pragle uses, the AO Treatment, a more modern treatment allowing vibrations to help your body realign itself. Please feel free to email us at email@example.com with any questions you may have. Online booking is also available for your convenience praglechiro.com
posted by Dr. Eric Pragle