Motor Vehicle Accident2018-09-23T23:23:35+00:00

Motor Vehicle Accident

Whiplash and motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are most often associated with each other; most people will talk about suffering from whiplash having been in a car accident. Although the two are most commonly linked, whiplash may also occur outside of a car accident also.

How Jurmaine Health can help with Whiplash

If you’re suffering from headaches, neck, shoulder, arm, back or jaw pain/stiffness, our caring team can help with therapies and specific exercises and advice.

Whiplash Associated Disorder

What used to once be termed ‘whiplash’ is now more frequently referred to as ‘whiplash associated disorder’ (WDA), and is caused by sudden acceleration-deceleration forces on the neck, such as those seen in MVAs, however that may occur whilst playing footy (in a tackle), in boxing or other sporting-related incidents, and even on a rollercoaster ride!  These sudden forces place load on a variety of structures in the neck including muscles, ligaments, joints, bones, discs, nerves and fascia, leading to an array of possible symptoms and clinical presentations.

Symptoms of Whiplash

Most commonly seen symptoms include:

  • neck pain/stiffness
  • headaches
  • dizziness/imbalances
  • weakness
  • shoulder, arm, jaw, back pain/stiffness
  • visual disturbances
  • difficulty concentrating
  • altered sensations.

Not all of these symptoms present together, nor do they present immediately after the injury, as some may present weeks, months or even years after the original injury was sustained. When they present long after the original injury, they can often be misdiagnosed and/or missed.

Motor Vehicle Accident

Whiplash and motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are most often associated with each other; most people will talk about suffering from whiplash having been in a car accident. Although the two are most commonly linked, whiplash may also occur outside of a car accident also.

How Jurmaine Health can help with Whiplash

If you’re suffering from headaches, neck, shoulder, arm, back or jaw pain/stiffness, our caring team can help with therapies and specific exercises and advice.

Whiplash Associated Disorder

What used to once be termed ‘whiplash’ is now more frequently referred to as ‘whiplash associated disorder’ (WDA), and is caused by sudden acceleration-deceleration forces on the neck, such as those seen in MVAs, however that may occur whilst playing footy (in a tackle), in boxing or other sporting-related incidents, and even on a rollercoaster ride!  These sudden forces place load on a variety of structures in the neck including muscles, ligaments, joints, bones, discs, nerves and fascia, leading to an array of possible symptoms and clinical presentations.

Symptoms of Whiplash

Most commonly seen symptoms include:

  • neck pain/stiffness
  • headaches
  • dizziness/imbalances
  • weakness
  • shoulder, arm, jaw, back pain/stiffness
  • visual disturbances
  • difficulty concentrating
  • altered sensations.

Not all of these symptoms present together, nor do they present immediately after the injury, as some may present weeks, months or even years after the original injury was sustained. When they present long after the original injury, they can often be misdiagnosed and/or missed.

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Our caring team is here to help. Our services aim to help both your brain and body achieve optimal health. Contact our Neuropsychological & Neuromusculoskeletal team for effective advice, assessment and management of your concerns and issues.

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