Whiplash

Below you will find more information about Whiplash from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Whiplash it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Whiplash and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Whiplash comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Whiplash usually happens during rear-end car collisions which results to a neck injury which is common in this kind of situations.

Diagnosis

The doctor will ask how the accident happened and will measure how far the neck can move in several directions. X-rays are also done to rule our other causes of neck pain. MRI or CT scan to check for soft-tissue damage.

Treatment

Medications: over the counter medications like ibrupofen. Ice, heat and exercise Injection of corticosteroid medicine to relieve muscle spasm Cervical collars

Symptoms and Signs

Pain and stiffness of the neck Headaches Shoulder pain or among the shoulder blades Dizziness Ringing in the ears Vision is blurred Having a hard time concentrating Memory problems Irritability or bad temper Disturbances during sleep Anxiety

Causes

Whiplash usually happens when abrupt force forces your head to move backward and forward. Automobile accidents Amusement park rides Collisions during contact sports Being punched or shaken

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