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Auto Accident /Whiplash

Auto accidents can lead to a variety of injuries, one of the biggest concerns is whiplash. Whiplash is caused by an injury to the neck when the head moves forward and backward in a rapid motion that ends up placing strain on the surrounding muscles and ligaments and usually occurs in a motor vehicle accident.

Signs and symptoms of whiplash usually develop within 24 hours of the injury and may include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness

  • Worsening of pain with neck movement

  • Loss of range of motion in the neck

  • Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull

  • Tenderness or pain in shoulder, upper back or arms

  • Tingling or numbness in the arms

  • Fatigue

  • Dizziness

 

It is imperative to consult with a medical professional as soon as possible to determine the which structures were affected by the incident and the severity of the injury(s). 

Neck pain caused by whiplash can become chronic if left untreated. The sooner we start to rehabilitate the joints and tissues affected, the better outcomes you will have.

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