What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck. This type of injury occurs in car accidents and are most commonly caused by rear-ending. Other types of trauma may also cause whiplash such as sports accidents.
The signs begin with neck pain, headaches and stiffness in the neck area. Whiplash is usually treated within a few weeks by following a treatment plan that includes pain medication and exercise. However, some patients might experience chronic neck pain and other long-lasting complications.
Treatment For Auto Accidents
The purpose of whiplash treatment is to relieve pain and restore normal rang of motion to neck. Physical therapy at a medical office and medication help relieve pain and soreness. Following a treatment plan from your doctor will also help prevent future injuries to the soft tissue in the neck region.
No Fault Coverage
If you have been in a car accident, you must seek medical treatment immediately. Do not delay the process. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries in car accident patients and can be covered by NO FAULT insurance in the state of New York. Contact Medical Now immediately if you were recently injured in a car accident and are experiencing neck or head pain, and muscle stiffness.
How is it Diagnosed?
Whiplash injuries are soft tissues such as discs, muscles, and ligaments, and cannot be seen on X-rays. CT scans and MRIs are used to diagnose whiplash, but are not required for the diagnosis.
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