Whiplash: Home Care

November 3rd, 2011

If your whiplash happened because of a minor injury and there is no serious damage, it is still a good idea to get in to see a doctor. In this case, your doctor will likely recommend self-care measures in addition to treatment such as:

  • Keeping your neck moving to prevent stiffness
  • Promptly returning to your daily routine
  • Sleeping on a firm and supportive pillow
  • Icing the affected area on a regular basis

Whiplash: What happens at the doctor’s office

October 30th, 2011

Your doctor will perform a physical exam and may conduct diagnostic tests to determine the extent of your injury and to rule out other, more serious conditions.

These tests may include:

  • Neurological Examination
  • Orthopedic Examination
  • X-rays
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Whiplash: When to Seek Care

October 28th, 2011

You should always consult your doctor if you have had an accident that is causing pain or stiffness in your neck, since these symptoms can be a sign of a more serious injury such as spinal cord damage. If you experience numbness, weakness, or a prickly sensation in your arms or hands following a neck injury, you should not attempt to treat these symptoms on your own.

Whiplash: Do symptoms occur right away?

October 24th, 2011

Symptoms of whiplash may not appear immediately. In fact, whiplash-related pain is often worse the days and weeks following the injury. In some cases, symptoms don’t show up until several days to weeks laterlater.

Whiplash: Symptoms

October 21st, 2011

Symptoms of whiplash in an auto accident vary depending on the specific injury, but may include:

  • Neck pain
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Muscle and possibly ligament damage
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Burning feeling in the neck
  • A prickling sensation in the neck and possibly the arms
  • Shoulder pain or pain between the shoulder blades
  • Back pain
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Nervousness
  • Irritable mood
  • Sleep problems
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurry vision
  • Fatigue
  • Depression

Whiplash: Neck Sprain, Strain and Pain

October 18th, 2011

An accident that causes your neck to move violently could result in whiplash. Whiplash is thought to be the most common traumatic neck injury, affecting an estimated four out of every 1,000 people.

Whiplash is frequently the result of an automobile accident, especially rear-impact collisions, but may also occur from skiing and other sports injuries, falls, and even amusement park rides.

Whiplash, also called neck sprain or neck strain, is an injury to the soft tissues in the neck. A sudden back and forth motion of your head could cause these soft tissues to stretch beyond their limits. With whiplash, neck joints, disks, ligaments, muscles, and nerves are damaged.

http://www.everydayhealth.com/neck-pain/neck-pain-whiplash.aspx

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April 1st, 2011

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Treatment for Whiplash from an Auto Accident

December 23rd, 2010

Chiropractic care works on correcting complications and relieving pain associated with whiplash injuries. Care for a whiplash injury can take anywhere from several weeks to several months. Treatment for whiplash injuries may include but is not limited to: Chiropractic Treatment, Massage, Muscular Rehab, Cold Laser Therapy, etc.

Treatment for Whiplash at Raab Chiropractic

December 20th, 2010

If a new or current patient has been in an auto accident the first thing we do is examine the patient.

Examination:  The examination consists of neurological tests, muscle testing, orthopedic testing, and Range of Motion Testing.

Xrays if indicated:  In a collision your body is whipped around like a rag doll, so in many instances we will send you out to xray the symptomatic regions of the body.

Range of Motion Restrictions:  In many cases we will perform range of motion testing by an electronic inclinometer.  By doing this we will know if your range of motion is within normal limits, or if the impact altered your range of motion.

Dynamic sEMG:  In most cases soft tissue is affected if you are in an auto accident.   Right now the only way to see soft tissue damage is to have an MRI.  In many cases an MRI isn’t justifiable.  What we do if MRI in not appropriate is called Dynamic sEMG.    In most cases if there is damage to the soft tissue the nerves will fire erratically.  The Dynamic Surface Electromyelogram tests the activity of the superficial nerves as you go through a series of motions.  The computer graphs the activity of the nerves and you can see the affects the collision had to nerves of the area affected.

Our main concern is your health, and we want to make sure if you have been through a traumatic incident you will be taken care of and be given the best course of care whether that be in our office or somewhere else.

What to do when you’ve been in an Accident

December 16th, 2010

•Exchange insurance & contact information with other driver(s)
•Document driver’s license number of other driver
•Document the license plate number of the other vehicle
•Call the local or state police department
•Get names of all witnesses
•Document all damages to your vehicle
•Draw a picture of the accident while it is fresh in your mind
•List all important factors to the accident (including if the other person was running a light, speeding, talking on a cell phone, etc.)