Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Cervical Strain (Whiplash)

What is cervical strain, and how is it treated?

ortho spine Cervical

Also known as whiplash, cervical strain frequently results from stretch injuries to the muscles and ligaments of the cervical spine. Compressive forces can also be involved in certain instances. Because cervical strain can result from an acute incident, can develop over time, or can be the byproduct of poor posture, it is often difficult to tell it apart from other cervical and upper torso problems.

Pain with cervical strain is usually low, but patients who develop whiplash from a car accident can feel higher levels of discomfort. Tenderness, swelling, higher temperature of certain tissues, and muscle spasms are also common. Orthopedists rely partly on a patient’s cervical spine range of motion to make a diagnosis, as well as radiography to rule out any cervical fractures, dislocations, or spinal cord injuries.