Whiplash Injury Treatment in Reno, NV
Whiplash is a common rear-end collision injury that gets its name from the sudden whipping motion of the head and neck that occurs. The rapid back-and-forth movement, similar to cracking a whip, can cause chronic pain and other complications. Dr. Sina Rajamand and his team at Battle Born Brain and Spine provide whiplash injury treatment in Reno, NV.
Whiplash can also be caused by falls, sports-related impacts or even physical abuse. Symptoms can occur immediately or take a few days to develop, and include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Worsening of pain with neck movement
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull
- Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back or arms
- Tingling or numbness in the arms
More serious cases of whiplash have been known to cause blurred vision, ringing in the ears, sleep problems, memory problems, concentration problems and depression.
Carson City Neck Pain Relief
Whiplash is not typically evidenced on x-rays, CT or MRI imaging, but these tests can rule out other neck injuries and help Dr. Rajamand determine an exact diagnosis. The absence of obvious structural injuries combined with pain, tenderness and reduced range of motion in the neck, among other symptoms, usually indicates some level of whiplash is present.
Whiplash treatment does not require surgery, but Dr. Rajamand may recommend a combination of other treatments to speed your healing and return to normalcy. These can include:
- Physical therapy
- Directed exercises at home
- Pain meds and NSAIDs for inflammation
- Wearing a neck brace
- Hot and cold therapy
- Muscle injections
- Chiropractic therapy
Dr. Rajamand and his team at Battle Born Brain and Spine will effectively manage your recovery to ensure you regain full range of motion in your neck and a complete absence of pain. Whiplash symptoms can range from mild to severe and may require different amounts of time for complete recovery.
If you have been in an accident or suffered a sports injury and have neck pain and/or reduced range of motion, contact Dr. Sina Rajamand at Battle Born Brain and Spine near Carson City. Our team can schedule an exam and consultation for whiplash treatment in Reno.