The Short and Long-Term Effects of Whiplash Injury
Nov 13, 2017

The short and long-term effects of Whiplash Injury | AICA OrthopedicsWhiplash is the most common car accident injury treated by the Orthopedic Doctors and Chiropractors at AICA Orthopedics. Even victims who are involved in low-speed accidents (under 30 miles per hour) are vulnerable to Whiplash Injury due to how sensitive the ligaments and tissue are that surround the neck. Unlike other types of accident injuries that are easy to identify, Whiplash does not always produce immediate symptoms and can take several weeks or months to appear.

Atlanta Orthopedic Whiplash Treatment

Since Whiplash does not always produce noticeable symptoms, many accident victims do not seek Orthopedic Treatment after a crash occurs. Allowing Whiplash to manifest can cause a series of short and long-term health consequences that influence other chronic conditions or create permanent impairments.

If you are involved in a car accident, contact our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors to diagnose and treat potential injuries before they cause more damage. Just dial  (404) 855-2141  to schedule a same-day appointment at our office.

Short-Term Consequences of Whiplash

When left untreated, Whiplash Injury can cause the following symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Neck pain
  • Mid-back pain
  • Low back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Confusion
  • Exhaustion
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Visual Disturbances
  • Temporal Mandibular Joint Pain (TMJ)


It’s important to understand that potential short-term health concerns may not go away without treatment. In fact, allowing such symptoms exist can lead to chronic pain or long-term damage. Having an Atlanta Orthopedic Doctor examine and treat your condition is the only way to prevent further health hazards.

Long-Term Consequences of Whiplash

The long-term health consequences of Whiplash Injury include:

  • Permanent neck impairments
  • Permanent postural impairments
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Diminished eyesight
  • Temporal Mandibular Degeneration
  • Recurring headaches
  • Recurring migraines
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic shoulder pain
  • Confusion
  • Exhaustion


Orthopedic Treatment Prevents Short and Long-Term Health Concerns

It’s imperative to understand that the existence of one particular symptom can lead to the onset of others. If left untreated, something as simple as a headache can have a snowball effect that causes a series of other health issues.

To prevent this from happening, it is recommended to seek Orthopedic Treatment within 72 hours of a car accident. Our team of Orthopedists can diagnose potential injuries using state-of-the-art imaging devices that capture the exact source and location of each patient’s condition. Using this information, we can create treatment solutions that are personalized to align with the unique characteristics of your specific injury, allowing you to experience a complete, safe recovery.

Contact or call our office immediately after a car accident to avoid short and long-term symptoms associated with Whiplash. Just dial (404) 855-2141 to schedule an immediate appointment with one of our friendly staff members.


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