Cervical Spine Self Evaluation
Neck pain may indicate a variety of conditions, which may need the care of a skilled doctor of chiropractic. Many times neck pain following an automobile accident leads people to believe they have whiplash. Whiplash can occur from a sports injury, falls or sudden jerks on the arms as well as from an automobile accident. The following symptoms indicate the presence of cervical spine injury. Click on your symptoms to discover possible causes and treatment. If you want a doctors opinion, simply click on submit to receive the doctors response by e-mail.
Read below for an explanation of possible causes.
Cervical Sprain/Strain (Whiplash)
With pain or stiffness in the front and back of the neck immediately following or up to 24 hours after injury, suspect whiplash especially if you have been in an automobile accident, sports accident or had a recent fall. Other symptoms often accompany a whiplash injury. These symptoms include: Dizziness, Headache, Nausea-Vomiting, Headache as well as ringing in the ears and impaired vision. Cervical Sprain/Strain injuries should be evaluated and treated by a skilled doctor of chiropractic. When injuries are left untreated, complications may occur.
Degenerative changes that place pressure on nerves and muscles to the arms, legs and bladder can produce some of the same symptoms as Whiplash. Symptoms include: Dizziness, Headache, neck stiffness, neck pain radiating to the shoulder blades, top of the shoulders, upper arms, hands or back of the head, crunching sounds with movement of the neck or shoulder muscles, muscle weakness and numbness and tingling in the arms, hands and fingers. With advanced stages of Cervical Spondylosis, people experience loss of bladder control and leg weakness.
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