Back and neck injuries relating to automobile and motorcycle accidents are commonly referred to as whiplash: a back and neck injury that is caused by a forceful, rapid movement of the neck. This form of spinal cord injury most often occurs in the event of a rear-end automobile collision. However, these back and neck injuries can also result from sports accidents, physical abuse, or other physical trauma.
Spinal cord injury is defined by any damage to the spinal cord that blocks communication between the brain and the body. After a spinal cord injury, a patients sensory, motor and reflex messages can be left permanently impaired.
Common signs and symptoms of a spinal cord injury include neck pain, stiffness, and persistent headaches. Most patients with a spinal cord injury get better within a few weeks by following a treatment plan laid out by their physician. However, some people may suffer chronic neck pain and other long-lasting complications from their injuries.
Signs and symptoms of a spinal injury typically develop within 24 hours of the incident and may 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
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Sleep disturbances
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
The most important, and often frustrating, thing to know is that every person’s journey to recovery from spinal cord injury is different. Let our doctors and specialists at Regional Medical Group help you find your own perfect path to recovery.
Our staff of pedigreed, Atlanta-based, doctors combined with our extensive network of chiropractors come together to form a team specialized in the treatment and care of patients who have been injured in any form of automobile accident, motorcycle accident, semi-truck accident, Uber auto accident, Lyft auto accident, slip-and-fall, or other work-related accidents.
Regional Medical Group helps patients focus on injury treatment without the stress of how to pay for it. Contact us today so our doctors can help you on your path to a pain-free life.
About Regional Medical Group
Regional Medical Group (RMG) is a team of highly qualified accident doctors and medical staff who have teamed up with an extensive network of chiropractors that specialize in the treatment and care of patients who have been injured in any form of automobile accident, motorcycle accident, semi-truck accident, Uber auto accident, Lyft auto accident, slip-and-fall, or other work-related accidents. Regional Medical Group helps patients focus on injury treatment without the stress of how to pay for it.
Regional Medical Group is standing by to help with its remarkable network of chiropractors by finding its patients a ‘chiropractor near me’. For more information visit Regional Medical Group online at RegionalMedicalGroup.com or call today.
Regional Medical Group is your one-stop solution for accidental injury care.