WHIPLASH

When most people think of whiplash, they think of neck pain following a rear-end collision, but the truth is, it can happen anywhere in the spine and from almost any angle or impact. The traditional whiplash occurs during a collision when a person’s spine is “jerked” too far backward and too far forwards, putting excessive stress on the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints which protect and hold a person’s spine together. What happens next varies from person to person and depends on the force of impact and underlying conditions.The pain is often instantaneous but can also take several days to fully set in. Common symptoms include muscle and joint pain, muscle spasm, dizziness, headache and limited mobility. Sometimes the pain and symptoms retreat on their own, however often they do not, making normal day-to-day activities unbearable for people to live with. In either case, the underlying causes of the person’s pain should be addressed by a qualified health care provider, to reduce long-term damage and reoccurring pain.

Smart Pain Solutions treats a vast array of injuries and conditions. Please contact us today with any questions at 314-298-1400.

TREATABLE CONDITIONS

Smart Pain Solutions treats a vast array of injuries and conditions. Please contact us today with any questions at 314-298-1400.