Whiplash

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Whiplash

Neck/Cervical/Head

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a type of neck injury that occurs when the neck is jerked forwards and backwards. This movement can happen when you are involved in a car crash, fall, or other sudden impact.

Whiplash can cause pain and stiffness in your neck, shoulders, arms and hands. It may also lead to headaches and problems with balance.

What are the types of Whiplash?

Whiplash is a common neck injury. There are three types of whiplash:

Acute whiplash injury

This is the most common type of whiplash, and it’s also the most severe. It occurs when your head suddenly jerks forward and back, such as when you are in a car accident or fall onto a hard surface. It can cause damage to the soft tissues in your neck, including ligaments and muscle fibers.

Subacute whiplash injury

This type of injury occurs after the initial impact of an accident or fall but before symptoms appear. People who experience subacute whiplash may not have any symptoms for weeks or months after the initial event. Subacute whiplash injuries can include tears in ligaments and muscles that cause pain and stiffness in your neck.

Chronic whiplash injury

Chronic injuries are caused by repetitive stress on your neck from everyday activities like sleeping or sitting at your desk all day long while working at a computer. The constant strain on these joints over time can lead to chronic pain and stiffness in your neck muscles, ligaments, and joints, which may require surgery to repair the damage done by these repetitive movements over time if left untreated by doctors.

What are the causes of Whiplash?

Whiplash is a form of neck injury that happens when your head is suddenly thrown backwards and forwards.

Whiplash can be caused by:

  • Collision with another car or object
  • Falling or being thrown from a vehicle
  • Slipping and falling on an icy surface
  • Whiplash can happen if you’re involved in any kind of collision, such as:
  • Falling off your bike or horse
  • Being hit by another vehicle while riding in your car or truck
  • You’re hit by someone else’s car while walking on the sidewalk or crossing the street

What are the symptoms of Whiplash?

The symptoms of whiplash can be complicated and varied, depending on the severity of the injury. Some people may not experience any symptoms at all while others will have severe pain that lasts for weeks or months.

The most common symptom is neck pain or stiffness. You may feel like your neck is sore when you move it around or touch it. You might also feel a tingling sensation in your arms or hands, which is caused by irritation of the nerves that come out of the spinal cord (called radiculopathy). Other common symptoms include:

  • Headaches—especially when you move your head in certain ways
  • Muscle spasms and weakness
  • Numbness or tingling in one hand or arm

What are the risk factors for Whiplash?

If you’ve been involved in an accident, there are a number of factors that can increase your risk for whiplash. These include:

Speed of impact – The faster the speed at which your vehicle collides with another vehicle or object, the more severe your injuries will be.

Type of vehicle you’re driving – If you’re driving a vehicle with more mass, such as a truck or bus, it will absorb more energy during impact and therefore reduce the speed at which you are thrown forward and backward during impact. This reduces your risk for injury compared to being in a smaller car or motorcycle.

Seat belt use – If you’re wearing a seatbelt during an accident, it helps prevent your head from snapping forward and back during impact, reducing the risk for whiplash injury and other serious injuries like spinal cord damage or broken bones.

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Neck/Cervical/Head

What are the exercises for Whiplash?

Whiplash is a common injury that occurs when the neck is suddenly and forcefully rotated. This can result in damage to the ligaments, muscles, and bones of the neck. It can be caused by a car accident or other trauma.

There are exercises for whiplash that you can do to help ease the pain and speed up your recovery time.

1) Chin tucks – this exercise strengthens your neck muscles which helps relieve tension from whiplash.

2) Side to side head rotation – this exercise helps improve range of motion in your neck so that you can move it more easily after whiplash.

3) Side bending – when done properly, side bending will strengthen your entire back and spine, helping prevent further injury due to whiplash.

What are the treatments for Whiplash?

There are a number of treatments for whiplash.

You can rest and avoid strenuous activity in the days following the accident.

You should also avoid sleeping on the side of your neck for the first few days after an accident.

In addition, you may want to take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

Some doctors recommend injections into the joint that was injured or physical therapy to help reduce stiffness and pain.

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Neck/Cervical/Head

What brace is used for Whiplash?

A cervical collar is a type of brace that is used to treat whiplash.

It can help to reduce the pain, swelling, and stiffness associated with whiplash by holding your head in a neutral position. It also helps to keep your neck from moving too much when you move your head or bend over.

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