It is a term that describes the rapid and forceful movement of the head when it is jerked backward and then forward, typically occurring during rear-end motor vehicle collisions. This swift and abrupt motion subjects the neck to an intense “whipping” force, which can lead to significant, and even permanent, neck injuries. Pain resulting from whiplash may manifest as sharp and immediate or develop gradually over a period of days or weeks.

Whiplash injuries are a matter of great concern as they can encompass a wide range of delicate structures within the neck. The carotid artery, responsible for transporting blood to and from the brain, is at risk. Ligaments and muscles that support the neck can suffer tears. Intervertebral discs may tear, bulge, or herniate. Pinched nerves can generate radiating pain, numbness, or tingling sensations extending into the arms or legs. Damage to cartilage in the facet joints can also refer pain to the neck and upper back.

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a whiplash injury is vital. These may include:

  • Neck Pain and Stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the Shoulders or Upper Back
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty Sleeping

At Kinetic Health & Injury Specialists, we have been providing treatment for whiplash injuries since 1997. Our approach involves a comprehensive evaluation of your head, neck, and entire body following a motor vehicle collision. This includes a thorough Auto Accident Medical History assessment, an interactive Physical Examination, a battery of Nerve and Muscle Tests, Deep Tendon Reflex evaluations, Orthopedic assessments, Motor and Sensory Testing, and Bone and Joint evaluations. We approach every case with the assumption that it may become a medicolegal matter, documenting all findings as if they will be presented in a trial.

Our ultimate goal is to help your body recover to its fullest extent, aiming for 100% functionality or as close as your body allows. If you are suffering from a whiplash injury resulting from a motor vehicle collision or other traumatic incident, please do not hesitate to contact our office immediately for a FREE Consultation or Same Day Appointment.

Your well-being and recovery are our utmost priorities, and we are committed to providing the care and support you need to regain control of your health. Don’t endure whiplash pain in silence—seek help and relief today.

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