If you have been in an MVA (motor vehicle accident) accident, you should consider contacting our office to evaluate any trauma that may have occurred. We specialize in treating a wide range of MVA accident injuries including whiplash, a common MVA injury. Recent studies have shown that 50% of whiplash injuries never fully recover. Therefore appropriate diagnosis and treatment is of paramount importance in Whiplash injuries. Generally the longer one takes before commencing appropriate treatment, the more difficult the condition is to resolve. Low back pain as a result of a MVA is also a very common problem treated in our office.
It is easy to sustain neck trauma when one car collides into the rear-end of another. The passenger in the front automobile has their neck jerked back quickly resulting in an injury we know as whiplash.
Whiplash can include
- Stretching/damage to the nerves in the neck and associated musculature
- Strained muscles and/or ligaments
- Cervical disc injuries/spinal joint injuries.
This kind of neck injury is often associated with tension type headaches and head pain as a result of cervical dysfunction.
Other symptoms of whiplash include: nausea, arm and shoulder pain, and tingling in the hands and fingers. As with any injury, it is important to get an evaluation shortly thereafter to rule out any serious injury. In most whiplash cases, injuries are surface ones to the tissue and ligaments.
If you think you may suffer from whiplash injury, please contact our office at 026 42116 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Browne today. Proper management is critical in the recovery from whiplash injuries and to prevent future damage. We will gladly answer any of your questions and provide you with the best treatment options available to you.