Being in an automobile accident can be a very traumatic and stressful event. Additional stress can also be caused if your accident requires time off work, the damage to your car results in it needing to go to a mechanic and all the complications of dealing with the insurance company afterwards.
Whiplash is a relatively common injury caused in automobile incidents can lead to chronic psychosocial symptoms including depression and anxiety.
What is whiplash?
Whip lash is a very common injury caused during automobile accidents when the neck and head are suddenly forced in a backward and forward motion. It is not life threatening but can be very uncomfortable and can lead to a prolonged period of partial disability.
If you have been in an automobile accident and have any of the symptoms below book in at encompasscalgary.com. We are specialists in dealing with all soft and hard tissues issues that are the result of an automobile incident.
- 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 shoulder, upper back or arms