Whiplash is the result of an acceleration-deceleration of the head and overextension of the neck without direct damage to the brain, skull, upper cervical spine, or spinal cord with symptoms lasting longer than 6 months. Symptoms generally disappear within 6 months following the trauma in about 90% of patients. It is yet unclear why 10% of patients continue to experience them.
Whiplash is a term that describes a lesion of the upper cervical spine due to acceleration-deceleration and overextension of the head that is usually the result of a car accident.
In the last 30 years, cases of whiplash have increased. Affected patients suffer from dizziness, pain and paresthesia in the face and arms, become quickly exhausted, sleep disorders, problems of muscle function, troubles of attention, vision and hearing difficulties, and disorientation.
Whiplash can have devastating results, especially for social matters. Certain studies have shown that 7% of all people with whiplash were incapable of attending work long-term. Current therapy no longer recommends a neck brace but participation in an active physical therapy. Additionally, adequate pain therapy and -if needed - muscle relaxant therapy should be considered, since an increased risk of lasting damage is possible without these treatments.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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