Whiplash is a painful neck injury caused by instant forward neck jerking motions. Typically, car accidents are the main culprits but they can also happen as a result of trauma to the head and spine. Whiplash occurs when the neck tissues are forced out of place, damaging the nerves and ligaments. Neck pain, headaches, stiffness, tightness, stiff shoulder, and upper back pain, are all symptoms. Don’t hesitate to contact Autin’s neck pain specialist Dr. Robert Marks.
Whiplash is diagnosed with an X-ray of the neck, followed by a CT scan or MRI (if necessary.) Whiplash treatment is determined by the degree of the injury and the onset of symptoms. Mild to moderate instances can be managed at home with pain medications and ice. Recovery can take several weeks.
Whiplash syndrome is easily treated with non-surgical procedures like injection therapy or spine stimulation. If you’ve been experiencing chronic neck pain and whiplash symptoms, contact Diagnostic Pain Center to alleviate your pain. Our goal is to relieve discomfort, restore normal neck range of motion, and assist patients in returning to their normal lives. Get your life back!