Whiplash treatment available in Denver is closer than you may think. Most cases of whiplash are caused by car accidents, most commonly in a rear-end collision. Of course there are other potential whiplash causes, such as falls, sport injuries, etc., but they are far less common. Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are abruptly forced backward and then forward, which puts the cervical spine through a jerking motion and can cause damage to the discs, ligaments, cervical muscles and nerve roots.
After being involved in a car accident, symptoms of whiplash can start to show immediately or can emerge over time. It is very important to seek medical attention and see a professional so that you don’t suffer from life-altering ailments. A car accident doesn’t have to change your life. There is help out there and people who care. Contact our office to schedule a FREE consultation and meet with one of our physicians today.
If you have been involved in a car accident and think you may have whiplash, be aware of the following symptoms. These may vary by person and the injury’s severity, but may include:
- Trouble thinking clearly and remembering
- “Pins and needles” sensation in legs and arms
- Headaches of varying degrees
- Fatigue or weakness
- Ache and pain in the neck
- Pain in shoulder and back
- Leg, arm or jaw pain
- Changes in hearing and vision
- Aches, numbness, or dizziness
- Swelling and irritability
- Loss of memory, nausea, bruising and chronic pain
- Inability to sleep, cramping and nerve pain
- “Tingling,” loss of limb sensation