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Motor-vehicle accident - struck from rear or deceleration injury as slow as 7 mph Acute hyperextension-hyperflexion of cervical spine, inertia of head and momentum of thorax; edema and microhemorrhage serve as foci for muscle irritability, irritation of occipital and suboccipital nerves.

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This page is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended to diagnose or treat any ailments.  If you have a condition that has not been properly diagnoses, you should seek out a physician to address any health issues.

Every year over 2 million people are injured in car accidents which demand immediate accident treatment. There are two types of car injuries low speed auto injuries and high speed auto injuries.  Both types of auto accidents have different results for each injury. Low-speed accidents often cause muscle injury strains / sprains, whiplash and Traumatic brain injury (TBI)High-speed motor vehicle accidents often result in more serious injuries and the symptoms which usually accompany such accidents are: back and neck pain, severe whiplash, anxiety, fatigue, numbness, irritability, headaches, Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and more. 

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Whiplash Injury

Description:

  • Ligamentous injury

Also called:

  • Whiplash

Types:

  • Hyperextension – described here
  • Hyperflexion – often associated, see cervical spine injury

Organs involved:

  • Anterior longitudinal ligament
  • With mild injury – sternocleidomastoid
  • With moderate injury – scalenes, longissimus colli
  • With severe injury – pharynx, esophagus

Incidence/Prevalence:

  • Common
  • Estimated incidence about 4 per 1,000 persons (Am J Med 2001 Jun 1;110(8):651)

Causes and Risk Factors Causes:

  • Motor-vehicle accident – struck from rear or deceleration injury as slow as 7 mph

Pathogenesis:

  • Acute hyperextension-hyperflexion of cervical spine, inertia of head and momentum of thorax; edema and microhemorrhage serve as foci for muscle irritability, irritation of occipital and suboccipital nerves

Complications and Associated Conditions Associated conditions:

  • Paravertebral muscle injury
  • Cervical radicular pain and radiculopathy
  • Cervical cord compression
  • Vertebral fracture
  • Concussion
  • Post-traumatic headache
  • Fibromyalgia (controversial)
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Impingement syndrome of rotator cuff reported in 11 of 220 (5%) patients with medicolegal report following whiplash injury of neck, possibly related to direct seatbelt trauma to shoulder (J Orthop Surg 2008 Jun 27;3:25)
Imaging studies:

 x-ray normal

  • Review of cervical spine x-rays and decision-making in trauma patients can be found in Am Fam Physician 1999 Jan 15;59(2):331, commentary can be found in Am Fam Physician 1999 Oct 1;60(5):1318 and in Am Fam Physician 2000 Jun 1;61(11):3245

Treatment overview:

  • Early mobilization improves pain and hastens return to full function compared to rest and prolonged use of cervical collar, based on randomized trials

Activity:

conservative management

• Conservative therapy recommendations often include local heat (or ice in first 48 hours), cold laser, and chiropractic care • neck immobilization not recommended, but may be needed acutely until fracture ruled out • advance activity as tolerated • no evidence of benefit sufficient to recommend rest, immobilization or traction

If you think you may suffer from whiplash injury, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors today Call us at 720-515-8002 or 303-927-6181. Proper management is critical in the recovery from whiplash injuries and to prevent future damage. If you live in or around Centennial, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, we will gladly answer any of your questions and provide you with the best treatment options available to you.