Whiplash and auto injuries can be extremely debilitating and frustrating for injured patients. The impact of an auto crash can result in damage to muscles, tendons, spinal cord, and nerves in the neck and back.ks.
Whiplash injuries occur when neck muscles, ligaments, or tendons are damaged from the whipping action of the head during the sudden impact and sudden stop in an accident. This sudden movement of your neck and body can strain soft tissue and cause considerable damage and pain.
Common symptoms of whiplash injuries can include headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, migraines, ringing in ears, nausea, photophobia, weakness, fatigue, digestive upset, sleep disturbances, anxiety, and depression.
Neck and arm pain can occur when the neck and body abruptly snaps back and forth causing damage to the neck muscles, ligaments, tendons and discs resulting in severe pain in the neck that can travel into your head or down to your shoulder and arm.
Back and leg pain can occur when the body suddenly twists or moves back and forth during the impact causing back muscles, ligaments, tendons and/or discs damage. This can result in severe back pain that can travel into your check, abdomen, hips, legs, and feet.
Shoulder trauma occurs when the shoulder becomes trapped by the seat belt, hit by the airbag or the side of the vehicle causing damage to shoulder rotator cuff muscles, shoulder joint, ligaments, and tendons that support the shoulder.
Knee trauma occurs when the knees slam into the dashboard or other hard object causing damage to meniscus, ligaments, and tendons that hold the knee together.
Other sprains, strains, bruises, ligament, and tendon injuries are all too common and need to be treated properly to avoid future pain and disability that can affect your everyday life.