Whiplash

This is a very dramatic term, which describes an injury to the neck, usually following a car accident. It is most common in those where the patient suffers a rear end shunt.

How do I know I've got Whiplash?

You will have suffered either a car accident or some other incident when the head is "thrown" forwards then backwards. Pain and stiffness can occur immediately or after 24-48 hours. Symptoms are very variable and include:

  • neck pain
  • reduced range of movement in the neck
  • arm pain
  • pins and needles in the arm or hand
  • numbness in the arm or hand

What can I do?

  • Apply ice to the neck
  • keep the neck moving as much as possible
  • take pain killers and anti inflammatory drugs (if you can)
  • See a physiotherapist if things don't settle

What will physiotherapy do?

  • Fully assess the problem
  • mobilise joints and soft tissue as relevent
  • Acupuncture, ultrasound and electrotherapy can help with the pain
  • Advise on exercise, activity and sleeping positions.

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