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If you are in pain after sustaining a whiplash injury, you need to seek expert treatment. We have extensive experience in helping whiplash victims recover from this injury, which usually results from car accidents, falls or playing contact sports.

Causes

A whiplash injury occurs when a quick jerking motion forces the neck beyond its normal range of motion, causing injury to vertebrae, tissue, and muscles. The symptoms of a whiplash injury can sometimes be felt immediately or several days after an accident.

Some of the symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Shoulder and back pain
  • Burning and prickling sensations
  • Difficulty swallowing or chewing

Treatment

Depending on the severity of your whiplash injury, treatment may include the use of a cervical collar, which immobilizes the neck while it heals. Other effective forms of treatment include anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy and nerve blocks. Our team of orthopedic pain experts can help determine what kind of treatment is best for you.

Another concern with whiplash is a chronic cervicogenic headache—80% of people who sustain whiplash injuries develop what’s referred to as whiplash headaches. If you suspect you are suffering from whiplash headaches, we can also help you find the most adequate form of treatment, such as:

  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Steroid/anesthetic injections (short-term pain relief)
  • Radiofrequency pain blocks (long-term pain relief)

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