If you have been involved in a car accident your injuries need to be taken very seriously. The symptoms of a motor vehicular injury can occur at the time of the wreck, or can take some days, or occasionally weeks to manifest.
The most common injury to the spine that occurs during a car wreck is a Whiplash injury.
A whiplash injury is caused by a sudden movement of the head, either backward, forward, or sideways that results in the damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck, upper back, and low back. Often patients will have: Neck Pain, Headaches, difficulty holding their head up due to weakness of the neck muscles, difficulty swallowing, pain between the shoulder blades, arm and wrist pain or numbness, and Low Back Pain.
If you have been in a car wreck and are experiencing these symptoms, contact the office to schedule an appointment. You do not need to continue suffering.