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Neck Injury and Whiplash Can Be Treated
A neck injury is any injury or trauma involving the neck. The neck consists of the cervical spine and spinal cord, nerves, intervertebral discs, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, in addition to the windpipe (trachea), esophagus, and blood vessels. Any of the neck tissues and organs can be affected by trauma. Because it is a relatively exposed and unprotected area of the body, the neck is particularly vulnerable to potentially serious injuries caused by blunt trauma, compression injury, and sudden extreme movement of the head due to hyperextension (severe bending back of the neck) and hyperflexion (severe bending forward of the neck).

Whiplash is used to describe neck pain following an injury to the soft tissues of your neck (specifically ligaments, tendons, and muscles). It is caused by an abnormal motion or force applied to your neck that causes movement beyond the neck's normal range of motion. Learn More
Many healthcare professionals have found that Neck Injury and Whiplash symptoms can be eliminated with sustained results. With their innovative treatment approaches, patients can experience symptom elimination in 2 weeks to 1 month for mild and moderate conditions.
The healthcare professionals listed here have published their case studies. You can contact them for help or contact us for doctors near you.
List of healthcare professionals who have published clinical studies and provide treatment for Neck Injury:
Whiplash is a neck injury that can occur during rear-end automobile collisions, when your head suddenly moves backward and then forward, similar to the motion of someone cracking a whip. These extreme motions push your neck muscles and ligaments beyond their normal range of motion. Whiplash injuries can be mild or severe. Treatment typically begins with over-the-counter pain relievers and ice applied to the painful neck muscles. If pain persists, prescription medications and physical therapy may be helpful. Most people recover from whiplash in just a few weeks, but some people with whiplash injuries develop chronic conditions that can be extremely painful and disabling.

Symptoms

Most whiplash symptoms develop within 24 hours of the injury and may include:

1) Neck pain and stiffness
2) Headaches, most commonly at the base of the skull
3) Dizziness
4) Blurred vision
5) Fatigue

Some people also experience:

1) Difficulty concentrating
2) Memory problems
3) Ringing in the ears
4) Sleep disturbances
5) Irritability

Causes

Whiplash typically occurs during situations in which a persons head is thrown backward and then forward, straining the necks muscles and ligaments. This type of injury may result from:

1) Auto accidents. Rear-end collisions are the most common cause of whiplash.
2) Physical abuse. Whiplash may also result from incidents of being punched or shaken. Whiplash is one of the injuries sustained in shaken baby syndrome.
3) Contact sports. Football tackles and other sports-related collisions can sometimes cause whiplash injuries.

Western Medicine Treatment

Medications

If over-the-counter pain medications and self-care treatments at home aren't enough, your doctor may suggest:

1) Prescription painkillers. People with more severe pain may benefit from short-term treatment with prescription pain relievers.
2) Injections. An injection of corticosteroid medicine or lidocaine, a numbing medicine, into painful muscle areas may relieve the muscle spasms that can be associated with whiplash injuries.
3) Muscle relaxants. These drugs can help ease muscle spasms but often cause drowsiness, so your doctor may want you to take them only at bedtime.
4) Physical therapy interventions are the mainstay of treatment for whiplash. Therapy treatments may include:

A) Ice
B) Heat
C) Ultrasound

As pain permits, exercises to stretch and strengthen neck muscles can help to minimize symptoms and help protect your neck in the future.

5) Foam collars. Although soft foam cervical collars were once commonly used for whiplash injuries, they no longer are recommended routinely. Immobilizing the neck for long periods of time can lead to decreased muscle bulk and strength and impair recovery. During the day, cervical collars should be worn for no longer than three hours at a time and for only the first few days after the injury. If you're continually being awakened at night by whiplash pain, especially early on after the injury, wearing a cervical collar
may help you sleep.

Adopted from mayoclinic.com
United States
Julia Hennagir, DC, FIAMA, C.Ad., DACACB Cortaro, 85652
Successful Treatment of Prior Neck Injury
Paul Miller, DC Sierra Vista, 85635
Successful Resolution of Cervical Subluxation
Gregory Lind, DC Milpitas, 95035
Successful Treatment for Recurring Neck and Back Pain
John Zeravich, Non-Force Chiropractic San Francisco , 94132
Successful Treatment for Frozen Shoulder
Maureena Bivins, Phd, LAc Westlake Village , 91362
Successful Treatment for Motor Vehicle Accident Pain, Environmental Toxin (mold), and Heavy Metal (lead) Toxicity
Simon Nelson, Doctor of Acupuncture N. Hollywood, 91602
Successful Treatment of Neck, Back, Sciatica, and Eye Pain with Headache from a Car Accident
U Myo (Dr. Tom) Aung, LAc Daly City, 94015
Successful Treatment for Stenosis
Jim McCarty, DC Lone Tree, 80124
Successful Treatment of Temporo Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder
Robert Marshall, DC Westport, 06880
Successful Healing of Chronic Asthma
Craig Selinger, DC Lake Worth, 33467
Successful Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease
Earl Moore, DC Crestview, 32536
Reverse Curvature in Cervical Spine & Strain-Sprain
Felicia M. Dyess, Five Element Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Jacksonville , 32223
Pain Relief From Herniated Cervical Discs
Laurence Layne, MT, Herbalist St. Augustine, 32084
Successful Migraine Headache Treatment
Merle Friedman, AP, LAC, LD/N, PA Brandon, 33511
Successful Resolution of Severe Neck and Back Pain
Vladimir Turovskiy, Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine Aventura, 33160
Successful Multiple Disc Herniations Treatment
Kyla Tremper, DC, Lifestyle Trainer and Nutritional Coach Downer's Grove, 61341
Successful Treatment of Severe Symptoms from Badly Curved Back
Sean P Brady, Chiropractic Applied Kinesiology Louisville, 40207
Female 55 with Gastritis, Fatigue, Insomnia, TMJ, Neck /Shoulder Pain and Foot Pain
Steve Gershman, DPM Auburn, 04210
15 Year Old Male Hockey Player with Fractured Clavicle
Sheila LaPlante, TCM practitioner/LAC East Prairie, 63845
Successful Treatment of Sciatic Pain
Philip Trigiani, Orthopedic/CNS Acupuncture/ Physical Medicine New York , 10023
Successful Vertigo/ Insomnia Treatment
Noreen Long, DC Black Mountain, 28711
Successful Resolution of Severe Disc Herniation
Larry Ward, DC Tulsa, 74146
Successful Treatment of Loss of Curvature to Neck Vertebrae
Larry Behm, Chiropractic Reading, 19606
Successful Treatment for Headache Relief
Scott Rothman, DC Wayne, 19087
Successful Elimination of a Pinched Nerve
Bruce Mounsey, DC, RN Round Rock, 78681
Successful Treatment of Permanent Beck and Neck Problems Caused by Job Injury
Eli Cummings, DC/Nutrition/LAc Conroe, 77301
Successful Neck Pain Treatment
Teri Langford, DC/LAc Carrollton, 75006
Successful Treatment for Bursitis of Hip - 2 Cases
Brian Hess, DC Culpeper, 22701
Successful Treatment of Stenosis
Canada
Jack Kucheran, DC Calgary, T1Y6X3
Successful Treatment of COPD and Acid Reflux
Holly Horan, LAc/MT RR2 St.Pauls , N0K1V0
Successful Treatment for Neck Pain and Headaches
Michael Prendergast, DC/Laser Therapy/LAc Toronto, M5N 2J3
Successful Treatment for Chronic Recurrent Menieres Disease