Whiplash is when the soft tissues of the neck are injured by a sudden jerking or"whipping" of the head.
This type of motion strains the muscles and ligaments of the neck beyond their normal range of
motion.When a vehicle stops suddenly in a crash. The pain of whiplash may not appear right away
after an accident, but sometimes may take hours to weeks to develop. Symptoms include dizziness,
headache, pain or stiffness in the neck, jaw, shoulders, or arms.

Symptoms could include: 

    • Neck Pain
    • Arm Pain
    • Tingling
    • Back Pain
    • Shoulder Pain,
    • Numbness of Limbs
    • Numbness of Foot
    • Numbness of Finger
    • Numbness of Toe
    • Numbness of Hand
    • Numbness of Skin
    • Burning Sensation 
    • Stiff Neck
    • Headache
    • Depression
    • Irritability
    • Fatigue
    • General Weakness

You may feel pain and stiffness in your neck for the first few days following a whiplash injury. Then you feel better, but the pain and stiffness may come back several days later. The discomfort you feel may involve surrounding muscle groups in your head, chest, shoulders, and arms.

Call immediately for medical assistance if

    • Neck pain and stiffness comes back after it had resolved.
    • The pain spreads to your shoulders or arms.
    • You have pain when you move your head.
    • You have numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms.
    • Your neck pain is so severe that you can't touch your chin to your chest.

Headrests in your car can reduce the severity of neck pain from a car accident.

Make sure that the headrest is positioned properly for your height.

The information provided on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice,  

  examination, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health care

  provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.  If you think

  you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

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