Whiplash

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What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck causing neck sprain or neck strain. It is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck, usually because of sudden extension and flexion as commonly occurs as the result of an automobile accident.

Common symptoms reported by people with whiplash

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with whiplash

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
3
Tried for
whiplash (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adipex-P)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) stress (1)

Data from patients with whiplash, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with whiplash

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fibromyalgia
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
whiplash (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
brain shocks breathing difficulty 10 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog headaches 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adipex-P)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
jittery feeling
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
somnolence vivid dreams
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
hypomania
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) stress (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with whiplash, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has whiplash on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 11
30s 30
40s 57
50s 58
60s 46
70+ 8

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 26
Female 184

These charts show data from whiplash patients who have completed their condition history
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