Imagine enjoying an afternoon drive when another car rear-ends you at a stop sign. With the impact, your head snaps forward and back again. At first, you feel okay, but a day or two later, your neck is stiff and sore, and you can’t move it very well. While most of us know this condition as whiplash, it’s really a type of neck sprain. If you’re suffering from a neck sprain, let the board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors at Premier Bone & Joint Center set you on the path to recovery. We proudly provide care worthy of Wyoming!
Symptoms of a Neck Sprain
While car accidents are a common cause of neck sprains, they can also occur from falls or other types of accidents. It’s also common in contact sports such as football or hockey. Frequently, symptoms of a neck sprain do not show up right away but a day or two later. Some of these symptoms could be:
- Pain or stiffness in the neck
- Limited range of motion
- Pain or tenderness in the upper back, shoulders, or arms
- Numbness or tingling in one or both arms
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
When you visit one of our clinics with a possible neck sprain, one of our board-certified and fellowship-trained doctors will perform a physical examination to test your range of motion and identify any tender points. Depending on their findings, they may also order imaging tests like an X-Ray or MRI to rule out more serious conditions.
Start the Healing Process
Your neck is too important to leave untreated. If you’ve suffered a neck sprain, let the neck specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers help you get on the path to long-term healing. Schedule your appointment to see a doctor in our Rawlins, WY, satellite clinic and discover care worthy of Wyoming.