What is Whiplash

What is Whiplash?

Last updated on March 16, 2023

A whiplash injury is when the head is rapidly jolted back and forth. As a result, this causes an overstretch of the ligaments and muscles in the neck and can result in a fracture or dislocation. It can occur as a result of a minor or major motor vehicle accident, bumps during sport, a roller coaster ride or an unexpected fall. Whiplash injuries often go undiagnosed and can cause numerous issues down the road. Pain or discomfort can be delayed – meaning symptoms i.e. pain can occur up to 2 weeks after the initial injury or trauma.

Common symptoms after a whiplash injury include:

  1. Neck stiffness/pain/tenderness
  2. Loss of normal neck movement
  3. Headache/migraine
  4. Tingling in arms or legs
  5. Weakness arms or legs
  6. Feeling of heaviness of head
  7. Clicking or clunking in neck

Our Chiropractors are highly trained to identify, diagnose and treat whiplash injuries. Depending on the severity of your injury our chiropractors will tailor the treatment options to you.

If you’ve ever experienced a whiplash injury or you think you may have and want to get a thorough spine and nervous system check, book in with one of our chiropractors today.

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