Advanced Pain Solutions Whiplash Specialist

If you have been in a car accident or have suffered from another type of trauma that affected your head, neck and/or upper back, you may have a whiplash injury.

While a whiplash injury can be extremely painful from the onset, sometimes it may take days, weeks, or even months for pain or other symptoms to occur.

Whether or not you are suffering from pain, it is important to be examined and treated for a whiplash injury as soon as possible. Early treatment can help reduce the chance of developing chronic pain.

Your neck plays a vital role in your daily life. It has a wide range of motion, allowing you to move and function. Your neck moves in all directions while bearing the weight of your 11-pound head (approximately). Because of the tremendous job your neck plays in the function of your body, it is important to ensure proper treatment if you have suffered from a whiplash injury.

Advanced Pain Solutions is proud to have one of the most effective treatment protocols to date for those who suffering from whiplash and chronic neck pain. In our Redmond, Oregon physical medicine office, we offer real solutions to relieve your whiplash without masking the symptoms with harmful medications.

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What Causes Whiplash?

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that occurs when the neck or head experiences a sudden forced movement followed by a rebound movement in the opposite direction. This results in injury to the discs, ligaments, intervertebral joints, cervical muscles, and nerve roots.

Whiplash is the most common type of neck injury and generally occurs after an auto collision. Whiplash can even occur in low speed/low impact car accidents. It can also occur from other forms of trauma such as a fall, physical assault, or contact sports.

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What Are The Symptoms Of Whiplash?

Sometimes the effects of whiplash go unnoticed immediately after the accident and are only recognized days, weeks, or even months after the trauma. The symptoms that are experienced can vary depending on the severity of the whiplash, and the injury to the neck can cause pain in other areas of the body such as the head, shoulders, or upper back. Typically, symptoms of whiplash are more severe in women and children because they have less cervical muscle mass.

Some of the possible symptoms of whiplash are listed below:

  • Neck pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Abnormal sensations such as burning or tingling
  • Shoulder pain
  • Back pain
  • Memory loss
  • Poor concentration
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue
  • Depression

How Is Whiplash Treated?

If you have been in a car accidently or have experienced any other type of trauma that may have resulted in a whiplash injury, it is important that you receive a thorough evaluation.

Through a physical examination, range of motion testing, and digital imaging (if necessary), our doctors can determine the best protocol to address your whiplash and relieve your pain.

When left untreated, 50% of whiplash cases result in chronic shoulder pain and chronic neck pain. Additionally, untreated whiplash increases the likelihood of experiencing cervical spine degeneration in the years to come.

At Advanced Pain Solutions, we believe that you deserve to live a pain free life without the use of harmful medications such as NSAIDS, antidepressants, or muscle relaxers. Our highly trained medical team and doctors are here to help our Central Oregon community to find lasting relief, naturally.

When you visit our medical clinic, our doctors will complete a comprehensive exam and diagnosis in order to create an individualized treatment plan designed to address your whiplash at the source. Our goal is to work with you to restore proper function and range of motion to your neck while relieving your pain.

If you have been in an auto accident, you may qualify for an examination and treatment with no out of pocket cost. Call our office to find out more.

Treatment methods for whiplash may include:

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