During a car crash, sports injury, or physical assault, any motion that causes the neck to jerk back and forth can lead to whiplash. Whiplash is most commonly associated with car accidents, but it can be caused by any trauma to the neck. When the neck is jerked back and forth, it can lead to loss of motion, pain, tingling, and chronic health issues.
For most patients, the whiplash symptoms improve within a couple of weeks, but getting medical help sooner rather than later is advised. The medical professionals at Express ER are experienced in treating patients with Whiplash in Abilene and will work with you to create a treatment plan that is right for you.
In the period of time following a car crash or traumatic accident, the patient may be overwhelmed and disoriented. This can lead to them not noticing the symptoms of whiplash until hours or days later. The longer the whiplash goes untreated, the worsening the effects can be. To prevent whiplash from turning into a source of chronic pain for the patient, the doctors and staff at Express ER will perform a series of diagnostic tests and implement treatment regimens to care for the whiplash injury.
If you have recently been in a car accident (or another traumatic event to the neck), then you should be on the lookout for the following symptoms which indicate whiplash:
Patients with whiplash from a car accident should seek medical attention at an emergency room near you as soon as possible. Our emergency room in Abilene is available for treating patients with whiplash. When you come into our state-of-the-art urgent care facility, you will be greeted by experienced, friendly, and caring staff members. We use top-of-the-line technologies and diagnostic machines to deliver outstanding care to our patients.