Whiplash injury to the neck, or a cervical sprain/strain, is by far the most common injury that results from a car accident. Sprains and strains are referred to as soft-tissue injuries (soft tissue includes muscles, tendons and ligaments.) Our physicians have experience treating these types of conditions.
Soft-tissue injuries, for the most part, are invisible on X-rays and often overlooked. Soft-tissue injuries can cause severe, debilitating pain after a car accident. This is why it is important to get an evaluation by one of our physicians soon after a traumatic injury, such as a car accident. If a soft-tissue injury is not directly addressed with proper rehabilitation, and left untreated and unresolved, the injured muscles and other soft tissues can end up causing chronic pain for months or years following the accident.