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Whiplash: Common Neck Injury In Auto Accidents

Whiplash: Common Neck Injury In Auto Accidents

WHIPLASH INJURY:

 

A whiplash injury commonly occurs in traumatic accidents causing the head to jerk back then forward. Whiplash injuries are also known as a neck sprain/strain. The sudden force causes damage to the muscle belly or its tendons, bands of tissue at the ends of the muscle that connect muscles to bones.

CAUSES:

  • Car Accidents
  • Trauma or Assault
  • Contact Sport

SYMPTOMS:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Worsening of
  • pain with neck movement
  • Pain in Neck, Arm, Back, Muscles, Shoulder
  • Tenderness and pain in shoulder, upper back or arms
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Ringing in Ear

TREATMENTS:

At Elite Pain Care we provide a total body treatment plan that consists of 3 phases. In the 1st we focus on eliminating your pain and alleviating your symptoms. In the 2nd phase of your treatment plan we focus on rehabilitation with physical therapy to increase strength and flexibility. In the 3rd phase of treatment we provide overall wellness. Wellness care provides patients with preventative care and includes personal fitness training, nutritional counseling, postural improvements as well as stress and anxiety management.

Treatment plans include: Spina Adjustments, which aids in the proper alignment of vertebrae in the spine and remove pressure on nerve roots alleviating pain in the neck. Muscle stimulation to increase blood flow, enable faster recovery of muscle soreness, clears lactic acid and increases fresh oxygen and nutrients. Soft tissue therapy increases range of motion, increases flexibility, and it provides you with proper joint function. Physical therapy is a rehabilitation phase of your treatment where our goal is to increase strength, flexibility and range of motion of your joint.

 

 

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