Whiplash injuries should be taken seriously if you’ve ever been involved in a car accident. Many times, whiplash symptoms can take from weeks to months to even manifest and because of this, many people think that they were not affected or hurt from the car accident. Due to this reason, many don’t seek treatment after being involved in an auto accident.
The most common type of auto accident injury is a whiplash in the neck. Sudden movement of the head forward, backward or sideway can cause a whiplash. Damage to the ligaments, supporting muscles and other tissues in the upper back and neck are caused by whiplash. Because many people do not seek treatment immediately, many times what happens is when more serious complications develop on the neck and upper back, the damage has already become permanent.
If you’ve ever been in an auto accident, be sure to set up an appointment with Dr. Kenneth D’Souza so he can take a look at the underlying issue. Please don’t assume that everything is fine and that you escaped injury. Set up an appointment today!