Whiplash is a non medical term used to describe neck pain following an injury to the soft tissues of your neck (specifically ligaments, tendons, and muscles). It is caused by an abnormal motion or force applied to your neck that causes movement beyond the neck’s normal range of motion. Whiplash often occurs in motor vehicle accidents, sporting activities, and falls. Regardless of the reason having whiplash is no fun…especially when it has become a prolonged chronic issue. Do any of the following symptoms relate to you?
- Sensory disturbance (such as pins and needles) to the arms & legs.
- Ringing in ears.
- Blurred vision.
- Concentration or memory problems.
- Lower back pain.
- Pain and aching to the neck and back.
- Referred pain to the shoulders.
- Pain in the arm and/or hand.
- Numbness in the arm and/or hand.