Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
Texas Injury Clinic, a premier physical medicine and rehabilitation facility in Fort Worth, Texas, is pleased to provide key information about whiplash for those who have suffered injury in a motor vehicle collision. In an effort to bring awareness to the signs and symptoms of whiplash, the clinic offers consumers a list of the most common symptoms and how whiplash is diagnosed at the Texas Injury Clinic.
Whiplash usually occurs when the patient's vehicle has been struck from behind. Although symptoms may begin to appear immediate following the collision, many times it takes hours or days for symptoms to appear. Patients may experience pain in the neck, back, arms or legs. Whiplash can also cause stiffness in the neck and back, radiating or referred pain in the shoulders, arms or legs, headache and sensory disturbance, such as pins and needles, to the arms and legs, which can be worse with movement. Whiplash may also cause a popping, cracking or grinding in the neck with movement.
"We want to educate patients about the signs of whiplash, because often symptoms don't appear until days after a motor vehicle collision," said Dr. Mark Williams, a licensed chiropractor at the Texas Injury Clinic. "The best way to determine if whiplash has occurred is by having one of our physicians complete a patient history, head, neck and back examination, X-rays to rule out bone fractures and flexion-extension views to help diagnose ligament instability. We may also involve the use of MRI to determine if there are further injuries."
The Texas Injury Clinic encourages individuals who have been in a motor vehicle collision to contact them if they are experiencing any of the symptoms of whiplash. The clinic is able to provide a complete diagnosis and treatment plan for whiplash and many other types of work and auto injuries. For complete information on all Texas Injury Clinic services, visit the clinic's website at http://www.texasinjuryclinicdfw.com or call (682) 200-6083 for a free consultation.
About the company:
Texas Injury Clinic is a premier physical medicine and rehabilitation facility with a single goal of providing excellence in patient care. They have always been dedicated to the highest standards, going beyond the level of service you find in other clinics. Those at Texas Injury Clinic are a team of highly qualified professionals here to help their patients achieve the quickest possible car accident treatment recovery for shoulder pain, l lower back pain treatment, and neck pain treatment.