While any neck injury is painful, whiplash certainly tops the list. To help ease your pain and get on the right path to recovery, you should turn to the dedicated specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers. We have teams of board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors at our clinics in Rock Springs and throughout Wyoming, so you won’t have to travel far to receive the whiplash treatment you need.
What is Whiplash?
While it is most commonly referred to as whiplash, the medical term for this type of injury is Cervical Acceleration-Deceleration (CAD) Syndrome. The moniker “whiplash” comes from the cause of this condition, a sudden back and forth movement of the head that mimics the motion of a whip. This puts the cervical spine and muscles of the neck through extreme stresses, leading to symptoms such as:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Worsening of pain with neck movement
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull
- Tenderness or pain in the shoulders, upper back, or arms
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
The most common cause of whiplash is being rear-ended in a car accident, but other types of trauma can result in whiplash, like sports accidents and falls.
Treatment for Any Level of Whiplash
If you suspect that you’ve recently suffered whiplash, Premier Bone & Joint Centers can assess your pain and perform an in-depth examination to provide an accurate diagnosis and rule out any other injuries. In many cases, mild treatment options like over-the-counter pain medication and warm compresses can help alleviate your symptoms. However, we can design a physical therapy plan if we find that more aggressive treatment is necessary.
You can trust that Premier Bone & Joint Centers will provide you with the whiplash treatment you need when you visit us at our Rock Springs clinic or another location in Wyoming. Contact us today to find the closest clinic.