Whiplash:

Whiplash injury ( )

Whiplash is the result of an acceleration-deceleration of the head and overextension of the neck without direct damage to the brain, skull, upper cervical spine, or spinal cord with symptoms lasting longer than 6 months. Symptoms generally disappear within 6 months following the trauma in about 90% of patients. It is yet unclear why 10% of patients continue to experience them.

Full Description

Whiplash is a term that describes a lesion of the upper cervical spine due to acceleration-deceleration and overextension of the head that is usually the result of a car accident.

Symptoms

Sweating, Muscle pain, Limited mobility of the fingers, Missed period, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Vomiting, Bleeding from vagina, Bloated feeling in the stomach, Eyelid swelling, Numbness of the hands, Tingling, Finger deformity, Fever, Joint pain, Weight loss, Pain in the limbs, Skin rash, Cough, Ankle swelling, Headache, Paralysis, Swollen glands in the neck, Swollen glands in the armpit, Swollen glands in the groin, Tiredness, Runny nose, Non-healing skin wound, Vision impairment, Cold hands, Cold feet, Nosebleed, Night sweats, Back pain, Numbness in the leg, Muscle weakness, Lower-back pain, Immobilization, Curvature of the spine, Delayed start to urination, Bone fracture, Back deformity, Paralysis, Dizziness, Nausea, Hoarseness, Hoarseness, Night cough, Shortness of breath, Anxiety, Cough with sputum, Leg swelling, Weight gain, Feeling of tension in the legs, Overweight, Marked veins, Foot swelling, Neck pain, Sleeplessness, Headache, Nausea, Pain radiating to the arm, Vomiting

Medical Conditions

In the last 30 years, cases of whiplash have increased. Affected patients suffer from dizziness, pain and paresthesia in the face and arms, become quickly exhausted, sleep disorders, problems of muscle function, troubles of attention, vision and hearing difficulties, and disorientation.

Treatment

Whiplash can have devastating results, especially for social matters. Certain studies have shown that 7% of all people with whiplash were incapable of attending work long-term. Current therapy no longer recommends a neck brace but participation in an active physical therapy. Additionally, adequate pain therapy and -if needed - muscle relaxant therapy should be considered, since an increased risk of lasting damage is possible without these treatments.