Whiplash Treatment in Texas
Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a fast, forceful forward-and-back motion of the head. The personal injury is most often caused by automobile accidents, but it can happen in sports and because of other traumas as well.
At Pain Specialists of Austin and Central Texas Pain Center, we are experts in treating whiplash pain. Our goal is to relieve your pain as quickly as possible, and to keep your pain relieved.
Do I Have Whiplash?
Whiplash is more than an inconvenience. It can be a serious injury to an area of your neck that can lead to neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and decreased range of motion. In more severe cases it can cause numbness or tingling in the arms, as well as memory problems and difficulties with concentration.
Symptoms of whiplash usually show up within 24 hours of a traumatic event, and those symptoms usually last up to six weeks. In the most severe cases, patients have reported that their neck pain from whiplash lasted for years.
To provide an accurate diagnosis, your Pain Specialist will talk to you about the event that caused your pain. They will then perform a thorough examination, and they may order imaging such as X-rays, computerized tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Treating Whiplash Pain in Texas
Our goals when treating whiplash are to first control your pain, then to bring back your range of motion, and finally to get you back to normal daily activity. Your Pain Specialist may use a range of treatment options such as:
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as Tylenol or ibuprofen)
- Physical therapy
- Cervical collars
- Muscle-relaxing medications
We often recommend rest, heat or cold therapy, stretching, and exercise to treat your whiplash pain at home.
Let us get you on the road to recovery. Call us today at (855) 876-7246 or click here to request an appointment.