Does whiplash injury cause anxiety problems?

by Danette
(Olive Branch, MS)

I had a car wreck when I was 17-years-old, with no pain at the time.

At 24 I started having anxiety and panic attacks with severe neck pain and muscle tension, which was under control with meds.

Now at 33 I feel it has flared back up. Could the two be related???



Joshua Answers:

Hello Danette.

FYI, whiplash injury has the ability to hang out for decades.

The Whiplash Injury and Anxiety can ABSOLUTELY be connected, from a couple different directions.

1. Then nervous system does NOT LIKE CAR CRASHES! Especially if you see it coming. Long story short, the nervous system can kick in a huge mechanism that feels like pain, tightness, and/or mental anxiety.

This mental anxiety can make you hurt, keep things tight, etc. Not to mention the anxiety itself, which can keep you from sleeping, keep you from healing, etc.

2. Long story short, Magnesium deficiency can be an issue too. One symptom of Magnesium deficiency is anxiety. One result of muscles that are too tight, spastic, etc, is magnesium deficiency.

And your muscles are definitely TOO TIGHT.

You likely have some of each: anxiety from a freaked out nervous system, and magnesium deficiency from all the pain and
tightness, and anxiety from magnesium defiiency.

Check out my Magnesium for Tendonitis page, and follow the Magnesium Dosage link at the bottom.

Also, you have a Process of Inflammation in place. And since Inflammation Causes Vitamin B6 Deficiency, you might want to supplement with that too.

Interestingly enough, I'm working on a 'Reversing Whiplash' ebook, and I hadn't thought to talk about anxiety in there, but now I will. Thanks!

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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