I'm a Victim of Whiplash: Can You Help?

I'm a Victim of Whiplash: Can You Help?

Enduring an accident that causes your neck or head to sway back-and-forth in a whip-like motion may cause whiplash. Unfortunately, whiplash can cause neck and spine injuries that lead to long-lasting complications if not promptly treated, including debilitating pain and headaches. The whiplash specialists at One Accord Physical Therapy offer comprehensive treatment to help you recover swiftly. If you’re the victim of whiplash, here’s how we can help you get on the road to recovery. 

Causes of whiplash

Automobile accidents remain the most common cause of whiplash, although sports-related injuries and workplace accidents can also cause whiplash. If you experience an accident that causes any amount of trauma to your neck or head, you should receive a medical examination as soon as possible. By obtaining the opinion of an expert, you’ll minimize the potential for any long-term damage.

Symptoms of whiplash

During the initial onset of whiplash, you may not feel your symptoms for hours or days. The most common symptom may involve pain or tenderness. Other symptoms may include a combination of:

Due to the potential seriousness of whiplash, it’s vital to receive a complete medical examination to rule out possible head injuries, such as a concussion or post-concussion syndrome. Pay particular attention to mood changes, such as depression. That way, you can get started on necessary treatment early and prevent long-term complications from forming. 

Whiplash treatment

During your visit, your physical therapist will review your medical history and conduct a thorough physical examination to determine the extent of your injuries. Upon diagnosis, your specialist will work with you to build a treatment plan that meets your needs. Your input is essential to ensure your comfort remains a priority. Treatment may involve spinal manipulation, patient education, and customized exercises for you to perform at home. Your treatment plan may include additional options, such as:

Whiplash can be debilitating if left untreated. If you’re experiencing the symptoms and pain associated with whiplash after an automobile or sports-related accident, we can help prevent long-term complications from forming. At One Accord Physical Therapy, our specialists are here to walk you through every step of healing without the use of prescription medication or surgery. Give our office a call for a free phone consultation, or go here to schedule online today.

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