Whiplash injuries are most often seen as a result of car accidents. They’re caused by the body being carried forward, causing the head to flip back. Then, as the body stops, the head is thrown forwards.
There’s often a delay before you feel any pain or stiffness with whiplash injuries. It’s thought that the pain is caused by the stretching of the ligaments and the capsule around the facet joints, along with muscle spasm as the body tries to splint the injury.
Although whiplash can badly strain your neck, most cases improve within a few weeks or months. Seat belts and properly adjusted headrests in cars greatly reduce the damage from whiplash injuries.
Gentle exercises to keep the neck mobile will help to prevent longer term problems and get you back to normal as soon as possible.
Our treatments can help you to manage pain arising from whiplah and improve your strength and flexibility. Our Chiropractors can provide a variety of treatments, help you understand your problem and get you back to your normal activities.