Monitoring Your Whiplash Symptoms After an Accident
When you’ve been in a car accident or a physically violent encounter with another person, you should always look for symptoms of whiplash in the days and weeks that follow. Sometimes it will rear its ugly head right away; other times it may take days or weeks to manifest itself.
Keep an eye out for the following potential signs of whiplash or other soft tissue injuries:
- Blurry eyesight
- Difficulty focusing or holding a conversation
- Difficulty remembering things
- Headaches that originate in the back of the head, near the top of the neck
- Imbalance, dizziness, difficulty moving around normally
- Inflexibility and difficulty turning or angling the head
- Negative changes in mood or personality
- New neck stiffness or discomfort
- Tinnitus or hearing changes
- Tiredness or fatigue
- Upper back pain
How Long Does it Take for Whiplash to Go Away?
Every case of whiplash is different, so there is no strict outline for how your condition will progress. Some people recover over the course of several weeks without receiving medical treatment, while others’ symptoms continue to worsen as time goes on. In some cases, pain from whiplash can last for years without resolution.
If your symptoms are growing worse, this could be a bad sign. Seek medical attention if you experience severe pain in the head and neck, especially if your pain migrates to the shoulders and arms. You should also consult with a doctor if you have previous neck or shoulder injuries, including other instances of whiplash. Then, connect with a member of our team at ProFysio Physical Therapy as soon as possible.
Whiplash Treatment & Physical Therapy in Monmouth County
When suffering from whiplash, the best thing you can do is get ahead of the curve and seek medical attention and physical therapy as soon as possible. Don’t wait until your symptoms are disrupting sleep, preventing you from working, or making everyday life miserably painful to seek help. Our experienced physical therapists in Aberdeen are prepared to help you do everything possible to make a complete, lasting recovery and keep your whiplash symptoms from worsening.
Don’t wait. Call (732) 333-6360 today to speak to a member of our team.