Whiplash is a neck injury caused by an aggressive, fast back-and-forth movement of the neck. It most commonly occurs during an auto accident. Because it only takes one forceful movement of the neck to cause Whiplash, it can also occur as a result of sports accidents, physical abuse, falls, or pushes. Some common symptoms of Whiplash are:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Worsening pain with neck movements
- Loss of range of motion, headaches at base of skull
- Pain in upper back and shoulders
- Tingling into arms
- Dizziness, and fatigue
- Some people can also experience neurological or concussion- like issues such as blurred vision, sleep disturbances, ringing in the ears, irritability, memory problems, and depression.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, we recommend seeing a chiropractor as soon as possible to avoid stiffening of the neck, upper back, and shoulders. Once whiplash symptoms set in, they can take months to years to subside.
Our Chiropractors in Bensalem can treat your Whiplash and help you get back to being pain free