The term ‘whiplash’ gets tossed around pretty casually, but it’s fairly painful to endure. If you were recently in a car accident or had a pretty hard collision while playing sports and are now suffering from the symptoms of whiplash, you should see the board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers. We can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and custom-tailored treatment plan at our satellite clinic in Rawlins, Wyoming.
Suffering an injury from rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck is called whiplash because it resembles the cracking of a whip. It’s most commonly caused by car accidents, especially rear-end collisions, but can be the result of other trauma such as a fall or sports accident. Symptoms of whiplash typically include:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull
- Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back or arms
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
Diagnosing & Treating Whiplash
It’s fairly easy for the neck doctors at Premier Bone & Joint Centers to diagnose whiplash based on your symptoms and whether you were recently in an accident. We’ll also be able to determine the extent of your injuries to formulate a personalized treatment plan. Most treatment options for whiplash include rest, pain medication, and light physical therapy exercises.
Get the right whiplash treatment from the experienced physicians at Premier Bone & Joint Centers. Schedule an appointment at our Rawlins satellite clinic or another location throughout Wyoming.