Where Whiplash pain Comes From? Explained by Las Vegas Dr
Whiplash is a slang term that is used to refer to this condition that is associated with motor vehicle collision (MVC). It exists here in Las Vegas as well as elsewhere in the country. A good term that can be used instead of whiplash is whiplash associated disorders (WAD) so that many people can understand since it includes specific exam findings and history. There are two phases during a car collision.
1) an acceleration phase that is followed by,
2) a deceleration phase.
You find that a person sustains serious injuries during either phases according to the following:
- The direction or angle of collision is it head to head
- The size of the bullet vs the target vehicle
- The speed at which the vehicles are traveling at
- The size of neck of the injured person
- Head rotation at the impact
- Position of the headrest at impact
- The springiness and angle of the seat back
- Seat belt use and position
- Collision and anticipation
- Condition of the road wet, dry or slippery and much more
Specifically, during a collision an injury can occur to the muscles or their tendon attachments, those ligaments that attach the bones strongly to fascia and bone to bone, the joints, bones, nerves, skin, and/or the blood vessels. It all boils down to one pot that the above-discussed factors and much more, drive to one outcome of a whiplash injury. All car accident chiropractor don’t look too far for an idea about where to begin when you outline how you are feeling. The above are well-known fundamental causes of whiplash.
Small facets joints and their coverings known as capsules are the most vulnerable parts of the neck, which are frequently injured during an MVC. This kind of an injury is referred to as a WAD II injury. When you turn your head the movement primarily depends on the two vertebrae that are located high up on the neck. Injury at this part usually occurs when the neck is twisted or rotated at a force suddenly. Most of the time head rotation might occur because of the seat belt angle position as it crosses the chest.
Another slight WAD injury that is not too common is the pinching of the nerve root when it exits the spine; this is referred to as WAD III injury. Think of the body nerves as a switch and a light with wires interconnecting them, each with a designated specific area to run. If for instance tingling and numbness occur only at the thumb, it means that the nerve C6 is affected at some point between the fingers and the spine. When you visit Southern Nevada Chiropractic we will treat you and give highly effective treatment and management methods that you can use away from our car accident treatment center.
We understand that you have a choice on who you select to provide you with health care services and we are pleased because of the trust and confidence you have shown in our car accident doctor. If a friend, a family member or yourself need a car accident chiropractor on future feel free to contact us.
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