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Whiplash injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions

Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   yes i have whiplash and its not getting any better what do i need to do ?
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
When was the problem?
User :   it happened on thursday
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Where are the problem areas?
User :   my shoulderblades my neck and my back
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
How did it happen?
Doctor :  
the exact mechanism
User :   my taxi reversed into another car and it dented the other cars door
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Was there any bleeding?
User :   no
Doctor :  
or loss of consciousness
User :   no
Doctor :  
vomiting
User :   no
Doctor :  
Fine
Doctor :  
How is your neck movement now?
User :   was just a big jolt and my back began to sting
User :   stiff and sore but i keep moving it
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :   the muscle injury will take some time to heal completely
Doctor :   Meanwhile I would suggest you to do some hot fomentation for the area
User :   ok
Doctor :  
and take painkillers when it becomes unbearable
User :   i and taking anti inflamatory's and poaracetamol
Doctor :   Fine

Doctor :  
Since the movements are fine
Doctor :  
I do not favour a dislocation
Doctor :  
which would require an x-ray if things do not go good

Doctor :  
But right now you can wait for sometime
Doctor :  
with the same medications
Doctor :  
and add physical therapy to it
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