WHIPLASH INJURIES IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
WHAT IS WHIPLASH INJURY AND HOW CONCERNED SHOULD I BE?
Whiplash refers to an injury of the neck which is the result of a sudden excessive force that causes the neck and head to jerk forward and then backward or vice versa, such as in a auto crash. The injury typically affects muscles, discs, nerves, ligaments, and tendons in the delicate structure of the neck. It can also occur in contact sports, other activities, or work accidents that might involve a sudden impact.
Although whiplash is a common injury experienced by millions of Americans every year, it can result in structural damage that is difficult to detect and correct. If not properly diagnosed and treated, these injuries can undermine the structural balance of the body and set off a "domino effect" that can exacerbate over time producing a wide variety of symptoms from headache and extremity pain or numbness, to loss of mobility or even mental function
symptoms of whiplash injury
While each person will experience symptoms differently, any of the following could indicate a whiplash injury:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck
- Shoulder pain
- Pain or numbness in arm/s or hand/s
- Lower back pain
- Ringing in the ears
- Lapse in memory
- Lack of concentration