If you’ve suffered whiplash in an Auto Accident in Clearwater, St. Pete or Tampa, Call The Office of David Wall, MD.
Annually 120,000 people are affected by whiplash from an auto accident. Dr. Harold Crowe first used the term ‘whiplash’ in 1928. Today it is used to refer to:
1. The hyperextension/hyper flexion injury of the neck.
2. The resulting symptoms of this injury often sustained from an auto accident.
Rear-end collisions especially are known to cause most incidents of whiplash.
Whiplash occurs most commonly in those of age 30 to 50.
Symptoms of whiplash may not appear until weeks or at times even months after the auto accident.
Whiplash is five times more common in women than in men.
Whiplash symptoms last more than 6 months in 75% of patients.
Common Symptoms of Whiplash Include:
-Post-traumatic headaches (including migraines)-
-Difficulty swallowing and/or feeling of lump in the throat
-Dizziness and balance problems
-Neck pain, tenderness, and stiffness
-Shoulder and interscapular pain ( pain between the shoulder blades)
-Hand and finger pain, numbness and tingling
The length of time it takes to heal a whiplash injury from an auto accident varies greatly from person to person. It is usually dependant on the severity of the accident, although, at times, lesser impacts can result in significant whiplash injuries in certain individuals. One study found that 75% of auto accident victims still suffer from pain symptoms of whiplash even six months after an accident.
Experts agree that individuals with any neck complaints following an auto accident
dramatically improve their long term prognosis if they seek immediate evaluation and
appropriate treatment following a whiplash injury.
• Physical Therapy Modalities
• Manual Therapy and Adjustments
• Medication Management
• Pain Management Injections
Whiplash injuries can affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs or nerves of the neck so it is not uncommon for pain to last for a couple of months.
At The Office of David Wall, MD we focus on immediate treatment and rehabilitation to relieve pain and return you to normal activities as soon as possible.
Dr. Wall and the staff accept all car insurance so you can obtain the care you need without concern for your medical bills. Call to schedule your appointment today.