Auto Injury

If you are suffering from an motor vehicle accident (MVA) injury, you are most likely experience a whiplash injury. Whiplash is a common injury that is often ignored or mistreated due to lack of understanding of the condition. This type of injury is usually a result of a rear impact motor vehicle collision. Failure to properly treat patients with with whiplash can lead to chronic psychosocial symptoms including depression an anxiety.

What is whiplash injury?

If you have ever been in a car crash and experienced pain in your neck and back, you most likely had whiplash. Whiplash occurs to a person's neck following a sudden acceleration-deceleration force, (sudden extension and flexion of the head and neck), most commonly from MVA.

Common symptoms related to whiplash may include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness

  • Headache

  • Shoulder pain and stiffness

  • Back pain

  • Dizziness

  • Fatigue

  • Jaw pain (TMJ)

  • Arm pain

  • Visual disturbances

  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)

In a more severe and chronic case of "whiplash associated disorder" symptoms may include:

  • Depression

  • Anger

  • Frustration

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Drug dependency

  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome

  • Sleep disturbance (insomnia)

Give us a call if you have any of the mentioned symptoms above.