Whiplash is a common injury after a car accident or sports injury. Symptoms occurs after a sudden force to the neck or head causing a quick extension followed by flexion of neck. Patients may experience a variety of symptoms after a whiplash injury. Symptoms include; neck pain, headaches, dizziness, visual changes, shoulder pain, and anxiety. Sometimes whiplash injuries are misdiagnosed as concussions or migraines because the symptoms are so similar. This is why it is important to see a practitioner that will complete a thorough evaluation and find the root cause of your problem.
Physical Therapists are trained to find the underlying problem causing the symptoms after a whiplash injury. Not all whiplash injuries are created equal. Treatments will be very different based on each individual’s symptoms. Here at Fortify Physical Therapy we have Doctorate Level Physical Therapists with training and experience specifically treating whiplash injuries. If you are having neck pain, dizziness, anxiety, or loss of balance after a car accident please reach out to us and we will do our best to help.
Whiplash may cause long term issues if not taken care of early. People will often have chronic neck pain, frequent headaches, or recurring pain if no treatment is completed. It is easier to recover from a whiplash injury if treatment is completed early after the injury. A multi-disciplinary approach is usually the best way to overcome whiplash symptoms. Often, people will see a PT, Pain Management Specialist, and a Chiropractor for the best results. Please call if we can you after a whiplash injury or car accident.
To learn more about whiplash injuries watch my YouTube video linked below.