Whiplash Vision Problems Stone Oak
Problems with Whiplash and Vision
About half of patients who suffer from chronic whiplash associated disorders or estimated to have some sort of vision related issues. Some of these include poor reading concentration, light sensitivity, visual fatigue, and eyestrain. These whiplash vision problems obviously need to be addressed, and fortunately we can help. In the meantime, let’s take a look at why this is the case and what can be done for whiplash patients.
How Whiplash Can Affect Vision
The control movement depends on the position of the head, and this head position depends on the integration of subsystems. These include the vestibular system, the visual system, and the proprioceptive system of the cervical spine. The initial source of cervical afferent information comes from the mechanoreceptors receptors located in the upper cervical spine. This is mostly apparent in the deep upper cervical muscles because the density of spindles is much higher here compared to other regions in the spine. Whiplash disorder most commonly involves injury to the upper cervical region.
Whiplash Symptoms We See in Stone Oak
This means that sensory motor control is frequently disturbed. This is what affects movement control and leads to various symptoms such as nystagmus, dizziness, and balance disorders. There are 3 Movement tests which are used to assess whiplash disorder. These are: eye stabilization reflexes, smooth pursuit eye movements, and head eye coordination. Positive findings on these tests can suggest injury in the upper cervical region, which can be confirmed after an exam.
Once a diagnosis is established, treatment includes the application of manual therapies and at home exercises which are performed on the deep and superficial cervical muscles.
Whiplash Vision Problems Case Study
A 22 year old female who endured a concussion and whiplash disorder with impaired eye movement in a high-speed collision was reviewed with these circumstances. Her treatment began two days after her injury. The treatment involved mobilization of the cervical and thoracic spine, manual cervical traction, and soft tissue therapies. The patient also performed at home exercises. After one clinic visit and four days of at home exercises, her post concussive symptoms improved, which included dizziness and balance dysfunction improvement. Although she Continued experiencing blurred vision with body rotation, it resolved after four additional visits and more at home exercise.
Modern guidelines suggest that chiropractic carrot is a good first choice of treatment for whiplash disorders. Treatment may include that of the 22 year old case, multi modal approaches to restore normal function to the spine in the whole body.
What Dr Golab's Chiropractic & Massage Can Do for Whiplash
We have been helping victims of auto accident injuries for many years. We understand the process and can provide all appropriate medical documentation to assist with any insurance claims.
More importantly, we have the tools to treat whiplash vision problems and whiplash in general. It is something that you should be seen for as we help you recover the right way.
You can simply walk in today for your auto accident evaluation and treatment or give us a call on (210) 764-8888. Any one of our Stone Oak accident doctors are here to help you.
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