…There may be cause for concern.
It’s amazing how different life can be after a split second collision.One minute everything is fine, the next you are hurting for days and worried if life will ever get back to normal.
Tasks you used to perform with ease, like going to work, playing with kids, concentrating or even sleeping, now take more effort and cause annoying pain. If you feel like this, or have any of the symptoms listed above, you could be suffering from whiplash.
Whiplash is an injury to the spine caused by a jerking motion, either backward, forward or from the side. And on the often treacherous Inland Northwest roads this is a common occurrence.
Whiplash can severely damage your ligaments, even if you feel just a little sore after the accident. If not healed properly, painful scar tissue will develop, causing misery in your neck joints for decades. One medical study concluded 43% of patients “will suffer long-term symptoms following ‘whiplash’ injury, for which no conventional treatment has proven to be effective.”
This means that almost half the people who have neck trauma from a car wreck will suffer for years. Plus the traditional methods of treatment like neck collars, ‘wait-and-see’, and pain pills are not working.