What is Whiplash?

by Annette Badowski

Posted on Thursday 23rd of October 2008

Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissue in the neck and spine when it is stretched and strained. This strain often occurs after the body is forcefully thrown forward then backwards during a motor vehicle or car accident. The injury most typically occurs during a rear impact collision. In the past, whiplash was often a suspicious ailment that, due to its mysterious and elusive nature, left most insurance companies feeling it was a manufactured condition geared towards collecting monetary settlements. Recent research has indicated however, that the rash of whiplash injuries were legitimate, primarily because rear impact car accidents can cause greater damage to the neck and spine. This new information also helped doctors provide adequate care for whiplash patients.

What are the symptoms of Whiplash?

People who suffer from whiplash symptoms frequently complain of stiffness in the back of the neck and head as well as chronic, debilitating headaches. These symptoms may not readily appear and can in fact, pop up several days after the accident has occurred.

A victim of whiplash may experience any or all of the following symptoms, which can include pain in the shoulders, dizziness, fatigue, tight or sore muscles, headaches, pain in one or both arms, tinnuitus (ringing in the ears), blurred or double vision, poor concentration or memory, insomnia or nightmares, low back pain and a loss of motion in the neck. In more severe cases, some have experienced extreme nausea and numbness.

What are the causes of Whiplash?

Typically, whiplash occurs after a car accident. Even a moderate car crash can cause whiplash symptoms. In some cases, speeds as low as 15 miles per hour can produce enough energy to cause whiplash for a driver or the passenger in a car. The usage of a seat belt in such cases is irrelevant. Some other common causes of whiplash include contact sport injuries, being struck in the head by a falling object or by someone hitting you in the face. Non-acute cases of whiplash can occur with chronic phone use, which puts an undue strain on the neck.

Will Painwave X4000 help with Whiplash?

It certainly can! The Painwave X4000 is a technologically advanced, non-invasive, drug-free method of pain relief that is effective in the treatment of whiplash. Unlike numerous other methods of pain management, the Painwave X4000 does not ‘block’ pain signals to the brain! Instead, it works in conjunction with the body’s own bioelectromagnetic ecosystem. Because of this fact, the Painwave X4000 has no side effects, and the unit is simply moved gently over the surface of the skin in a small circular motion. After a short period of time, the Painwave X4000 stimulates improved circulation, cell activity and lymphatic movements, all of which are beneficial in the relief of discomforts associated with whiplash. In many cases, this stimulation will greatly reduce or eliminate pain permanently.

Note: The contents provided on this page should not be used to perform a self-diagnosis. If you have been in a car accident and fear you have whiplash, contact a local medical practitioner for a full physical examination.

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