Whiplash Syndrome Treatment in San Leandro
One of the most common neck injuries is whiplash. Commonly associated with auto accidents, whiplash occurs when the neck is suddenly jerked backward then forward. A sudden stop in a vehicle can make this occur or when rear-ended by another vehicle. Whiplash syndrome can cause painful damage to the neck and may require therapy. Allied Pain & Spine Institute provides effective whiplash syndrome treatment in San Leandro, CA.
The snapping forward of the neck can occur from an auto accident, fall, sports injury or other trauma. Whiplash injuries may cause instant discomfort in the neck, but often the symptoms do not occur for 1-2 days. Anyone who experiences a forceful whipping motion of the neck should be examined by a doctor even if there are not any immediate symptoms.
Whiplash injuries can stretch the muscles and tendons in the neck but can also damage the cervical spine. In severe whiplash injuries, the vertebrae, spinal discs and nerves in the cervical spine can be affected. Symptoms of whiplash syndrome can include:
- Neck pain and tenderness
- Neck stiffness and minimized range of motion
- Worsening neck pain with movement
- Pain in the shoulders and upper arms
- Numbness or tingling into the arms
Many people with whiplash syndrome can overcome their symptoms in a week or two with conservative treatments. Our spine specialists at Allied Pain & Spine Institute can recommend a treatment plan for a faster recovery. However, more severe cases may need extensive treatment to relieve symptoms and restore neck mobility. Chronic whiplash syndrome may require physical therapy, injection therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture and other treatments.
Whiplash injuries and the symptoms are generally treatable with non-surgical therapies. If you have a suspected whiplash injury, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible for the best outcome. If you live in the South Bay area, contact our medical center in San Leandro, CA, to schedule an appointment.