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Whiplash, Brain Injury and Concussion

Whiplash, Brain Injury and Concussion


It doesn't only happen on the football field, it happens hundreds of times a day in our community on our streets and in our cars. Headrests, airbags, seatbelts, and head position when the crash occurs are all factors in how severe the initial symptoms are and how delayed the onset. To find a chiropractor who not only understands these injuries, but takes into account the WHOLE patient, call us now, and read on. We. Are. Here. For. You. Elevating the standard of care for injured patients and their families.


Some structures that have the potential of being injured during a motor vehicle collision require specialized testing. Injury to the brain as a result of whiplash can have long term consequences, such as headaches, memory impairment, sleep disturbances, anxiety, etc. Therefore, it is important to recognize on clinical examination. The fact that persistent symptoms have been shown to exist in some victims, requires special attention during clinical examination.


A recent study by Zumsteg, Wennberg, Gütling, & Hess (2006) compared neurological testing of whiplash and concussion syndrome. The results revealed a similar underlying mechanism of rotational brain injury evidenced by altered processing of the middle-latency Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SEP). Specialized neurological testing in the presence of specific clinical findings using SEP can provide a sensitive measure of cortical function. When victims present with symptoms of brain trauma following whiplash injury, documenting causality along with persistent functional loss using SEP, is an important aspect of caring for the traumatically injured.




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Spine & Injury Centers of San Antonio is a local network of 5 chiropractic offices. As a group, we are raising the standard of care for injured patients and their families.

If you have recently been in a car accident, or had a personal injury, sports injury, or exercise injury, and are experiencing back pain, neck pain, knee pain, whiplash, headaches, leg pain, etc, our San Antonio injury chiropractors can help!

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Reference:

Zumsteg, D., Wennberg, R., Gütling, E., & Hess, K. (2006). Whiplash and concussion: Similar acute changes in middle-latency SEPs. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 33(4), 379-386.

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