Whiplash

Headache after whiplash

What is a “Whiplash”?

As a part of  National Institutes of Health (NIH), The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke,  describes “Whiplash” as the following:

Whiplash-a soft tissue injury to the neck-is also called neck sprain or neck strain. It is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck, usually because of sudden extension and flexion. The disorder commonly occurs as the result of an automobile accident and may include injury to intervertebral joints, discs, and ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots. Symptoms such as neck pain may be present directly after the injury or may be delayed for several days.  In addition to neck pain, other symptoms may include neck stiffness, injuries to the muscles and ligaments (myofascial injuries), headache, dizziness, abnormal sensations such as burning or prickling (paresthesias), or shoulder or back pain. In addition, some people experience cognitive, somatic, or psychological conditions such as memory loss, concentration impairment, nervousness/irritability, sleep disturbances, fatigue, or depression.”

Source:

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/whiplash/whiplash.htm

Whiplash Check List

You may have suffered from a Whiplash, if you have been experiencing any of the following:

 [] headache
[] neck pain or stiffness
[] shoulder pain
[] back pain
[] dizziness
[] burning sensation
[] prickling sensation
[] numbness

If you are suffering from any of the above, we encourage you to visit an experienced  healthcare practitioner or call us.


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