Neck Pain (including Whiplash Injury)

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Neck Pain

Introduction

Whiplash occurs when there is rapid, sudden back and forth movement of neck subjecting cervical spine to extreme forces. It is called cervical acceleration-deceleration syndrome. The motor vehicle accident is the prime cause of such accidents in which the seat back pushes neck against the seat back and ends the forces up in the spine changing the shape of the cervical spine from c to s which is unnatural.

The muscles of the neck become stiff due to the sudden movement tearing and stretching neck tendons and ligaments causing chronic neck pain. The inflammatory proteins also cause neck pain. The neck pain in whiplash can range from dull and mild to severe and sharp.

Causes
  • Car accidents
  • Physical abuse
  • Horseback riding
  • Accidents during cycling, other sports
  • Jerks in head
Symptoms
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Dizziness
  • Problems in concentration
  • Ringing sensation in ears
  • Numbness or weakness in arms
  • Chronic neck pain or Shoulder pain

The neck pain due to whiplash can heal in three months, but if the symptoms are persistent, then it could last longer. There are many ways to treat neck pain due to whiplashes like exercises or nonsurgical methods, medications, treatments, knowledge, and support for pain relief. Learn to manage chronic neck pain with best pain management doctors in Plano.