If you have been in a car wreck, you may have suffered a neck injury caused by whiplash. Whiplash, or neck strain, is an injury that occurs when the head moves forward and then backward with great force. The injury typically involves the muscles, nerves, tendons, and discs in the neck. It is important to consult one of our whiplash doctors at Georgia Neurosciences if you suspect you have whiplash.
Back pain after a car accident, especially in the lower back region, indicates a whiplash or spine-related injury. The Spine Research Institute of San Diego estimates that there are 3 million new whiplash injuries in the US every year. Whiplash injuries occur even at low speeds and are characterized by headaches, neck strain, migraines, tingling, and back pain.
These symptoms could be an indication of nerve damage and neurological issues, a factor that makes it essential to seek medical attention. A thorough medical evaluation by one of our whiplash doctors will help you understand the full scope of the injuries.