Spine Care

Wisconsin Bone & Joint spine care experts offer comprehensive
services to individuals with a wide range of spine, lower back,
upper back and neck issues.

Whiplash Injuries

Spine Specialists At Wisconsin Bone & Joint

The physicians at Wisconsin Bone & Joint utilize cutting-edge technology to assess, diagnose and work with patients to develop innovative treatment plans for a variety of spine and neck conditions and injuries. Our team of physicians are committed to providing you with the best treatment options to alleviate your back and neck pain.

Providing trusted Orthopedic care in the community for over 40+ years

At Wisconsin Bone and Joint, we pride ourselves with providing you highly personalized and comprehensive orthopedic care. Our philosophy of direct physician-to-patient care means your physician will be an intrical part of every stage of your care. This commitment to a dedicated continuum-of-care model has made us one of the most trusted and respected practices in Southeast Wisconsin and greater Milwaukee area.

Whiplash Injuries

What Are Whiplash Injuries?

This is a soft tissue injury to the muscles and ligaments in the back of your neck, frequently associated with low-velocity rear-end motor vehicle collisions.

Whiplash, also called neck sprain or strain, is an injury to the soft tissues of the neck. It is usually caused by sudden extension (backward movement of the neck) and flexion (forward movement of the neck). This type of injury is often the result of rear-end car crashes. Severe whiplash can also include injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots.

What is The Diagnosis of Whiplash Injury?

The diagnosis is made when the Wisconsin Bone & Joint doctor reviews your medical history, symptoms and utilizes diagnostic tools, such as X-rays to see the extent of your injury.

What Are The Symptoms of A Whiplash Injury?

  • Pain in the back of your neck
  • Muscle spasm
  • Neck stiffness
  • The normal Cervical spine has a curve (called lordosis) in the shape of the letter “C.”

What Causes A Whiplash Injury?

Most commonly from being subjected to a rear-end motor vehicle collision
Any sudden hyperextension movement of the neck, followed by hyperflexion
A Cervical Spine subjected to a Whiplash Injury frequently loses the normal “C” curve.

What Are The Treatment Options For Whiplash Injury?

Nonsurgical Treatment

This condition is always treated non-surgically.

Intermittent use of a soft foam cervical collar, medication for pain and inflammation, and physical therapy exercises are all useful in diminishing pain and stiffness and regaining function.