Usually, your general practitioner can identify whiplash based on how the event happened, the normal symptoms, and your physical examination. Your GP can check for any indications of injury to your spine’s vertebrae, spinal nerves, or spinal cord by looking at your neck and arms.
Additional testing might be suggested if these are suspected, including but not limited to the following:
X-ray Scan: If you have any pre-existing condition, X-rays can help identify the connection between the pain and your pre-existing condition, including arthritis. It can likewise rule out fractured bones and other disorders such as arthritis, spine fractures, and dislocations.
CT Scan: A more detailed image of the bone and soft tissues can be seen on a monitor during a CT (computerised tomography) scan because numerous X-ray images are acquired from various angles.
MRI Scan: A detailed image of the damaged area is gradually created during an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan using radio waves and a strong magnetic field. Soft tissue injuries will be easy to spot for the doctor.