What is Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash injury occurs when there is a sudden jolt to the head and neck in any accident that may cause either a forward, sideways or backward movement of the head – beyond the normal range of motion.
Motor vehicle accident is the most common cause behind the whiplash injury. The most common result of this type of injury is rear-ending collision; while it can occur as a result of the collision in any direction. Moreover, adjustment park rides may also result in whiplash injury.
Ways to Prevent Whiplash Injury
You can prevent this type of injury by following a few simple steps. Headrests should be adjusted to the proper height for each person in the car and seatbelts with shoulders straps should be worn.
Whiplash Injury Treatment
It is advisable to consult with experienced Orthopaedic surgeons and experts at Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic. However, proper physical examination is required before any treatment. If necessary, X-Ray or MRI Scan can be provided. Rest, ice or heat treatments, cervical collar and medications for some time, physical therapy, massage, etc are recommended.
Our experienced orthopaedic surgeons make complete diagnosis and recommend patients the most effective treatment.