Common Symptoms of Whiplash

A man holding his neck after car accident

The Symptoms of Whiplash

Whiplash is a common neck injury that is caused by a forceful movement of the head and neck. This type of injury is often associated with auto accidents and sports. While it typically improves in two to three months, the time in-between can be painful, uncomfortable, and disruptive to your normal daily activities. Our chiropractor at Kentucky Injury & Rehab on Shively/Dixie Hwy. Provides treatment for whiplash and so much more.

Do You Have Whiplash?

Whiplash can cause many symptoms to appear. Some of the most common include the following:

  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Muscle spasms in the neck and shoulders
  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness, blurred vision, or ringing in the ears
  • Tiredness, sleeplessness, and irritability
  • Numbness in your hand or arm
  • Memory and concentration issues

As many of these symptoms are also present in other medical conditions, it is always safest to get a professional diagnosis.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Whiplash

The first steps in forming a diagnosis are with a complete physical examination and taking a medical history. There are several tests used, including X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans. Once a diagnosis is determined, several treatment options are available. Some of these options include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Use of a cervical collar
  • Ice applications, typically only used during the first 24 hours

The type of treatment that is used depends on several factors, your age and general health being some of the most important. Our chiropractor will also take into account the seriousness of your injury before creating a treatment plan to reduce your pain and assist in your recovery.

Visit Our Chiropractor on Shively/Dixie Hwy. In Louisville, KY

Don’t let whiplash control your life. If you have been recently injured in an auto accident or another incident, you may have whiplash and not even realize it. Some symptoms take days or weeks to develop. Call our chiropractors at Kentucky Injury & Rehab today at (502) 447-9554 to schedule a consultation.