What Are Whiplash Associated Headaches? Baywest Health & Rehab
Hi there everybody, Dr Coletti Baywest Health & Rehab. Welcome to all my New Port Richey, Pinellas County, Palm Harbor, Holiday Florida, and wherever else you come from. Today, I’m going to talk to you about what are whiplash associated headaches? In addition to this video you’ll see one of our blog posts that we put together on this topic (link in description below). I thought it would be neat to create a person to person especially for those patients who don’t know me here at Baywest Health and Rehab. Those that do know me I’m very to the point and trying to speak to my patients very person to person. If I can speak in a very respectful way and respectful manner like a kindergarten can understand, then there’s no gray area both parties know exactly what we’re talking about, so enough of that. With regards to whiplash and associated headaches. We have been dealing with headaches on a daily basis. Whiplash in car accidents for almost 18 years. When a patient comes in and they get that kind of , you can only imagine whiplash. If it was under a camera at the time of the incident, we wouldn’t even need to have this conversation, of how whiplash causes headaches would be a moot point. Let’s just say that when whiplash happens, especially if you’re rear ended by a vehicle behind you at 5 mph or even up to 60mph, your body your weight, whether you are 300lbs soaking wet, it’s a lot less weight than two vehicles and if you’ve ever taken a physics class you can only imagine what goes on. with the muscles of your head. Your head weighs about the weight of a bowling ball, whether it’s 12-13lbs, some with more brains… heavier… some with less brains, and more rocks… heavier (emphasis). That what just a side note joke. The muscles, the ligaments when they’re stretched… We’ve all sprained an ankle, you’ve rolled an ankle on a kerb. What happens immediately? Inflamation. Therefore, comes pain and if it’s in your neck, all the muscles that are across your shoulders and base of your head and neck, attcahed to your skull and when there’s increased inflamation and pressure there, it’s going to put pressure on those two arteries and you’re going to have chronic headaches. With that said, what did you learn today? Stay out of whiplash accidents, ok? If you do, not only myself, but our associates and all of us here at Baywest Health & Rehab, we are here to help you. Do not hesitate, any questions, give us a call 727 372 0091 Ihope you enjoy our blog and I hope you enjoy future videos from me on all of our blog topics. Dr Coletti, I am Ouuuuttt!!!