Whiplash is the most common form on injury caused by an accident. It occurs when a person’s head moves back and forth suddenly with intensity, and speed. This action causes the soft tissues of your neck, to function beyond the regular motion. The intensity of the injury can be both moderate and severe. The injury in most cases is observed to have occurred after a rear-end collision.
What does whiplash feels like?
How does whiplash feels? Well again it depends on the intensity of the accident. If you suffer from moderate whiplash pain, also kn/own as acute pain, then you are likely to feel the following symptoms which will act as an indication of moderate injury.
- neck pain
- feeling sluggish
- loss of appetite
- Digestion problem
there are also some less common problems, that also are diagnosed to be symptoms of whiplash.
- memory issues
- inability to focus
- chronic pain around the neck
The less common problems are also known as chronic pain, these problems also mean that your whiplash has gone to a higher level, and thus there is a need to concern a general physician for it.
Also in the case on chronic pain, the symptoms ought to get serious, persistent and are likely to be felt in the longer run. If at the time of your accident your injuries didn’t receive a proper and immediate treatment, the treatment can long from minimum time of 3 weeks to a maximum time of 12 months. It is observed that it ought to be one of the most difficult times of a person’s life, as every single day they fight a battle, to tackle their pain.
If you are suffering from moderate, or a lower level of whiplash, here are some home remedies that you can try out. However, these remedies alone won’t have an effect on your pain; they can only provide you with a temporary relaxation. For permanent treatment, you should seek for a proper medical treatment.
The home treatments are as follows:
When you suffer neck pain, it is advisable to do regular icing for about 10 to 15 mins, avoid direct contact of ice with the painful area.
Use a neck brace, or a collar. This will add support to your neck. However, again it is advisable to use it by recommendation of a doctor. The use of neck braces and collars have diminished over the years
Give the painful area of the neck a moist condition. It can be a massage of hot cloth, or a thermal treatment.
If you suffer from chronic pain, the you would have to visit a doctor immediate. The doctor will first advice you to have X-ray, to make sure that the pain you are going through is because of whiplash and that the neck pain is not connected to any other part of your body. Then a proper treatment of whiplash begins.
How the pain due to whiplash will feel better?
There is no specified time, of when you can get rid, or even the pain due to whiplash might feel better. In fact, it depends on the intensity of the pain. A number of cases are observed to be resolved as early as a week or even few days. However, neck strains, and the related pain takes a longer time to heal and to allow regular functioning of your neck, and to make your neck muscles stronger.
The earlier you are able to diagnose the symptoms of whiplash, the earlier you can look for treatments, and the earlier you can feel better. The longer you wait, the severe your pain will get. Make sure to see a doctor who can treat whiplash.