Whiplash – why and what happens

Whiplash is an injury to the neck that occurs following a sudden acceleration-deceleration force that causes unrestrained, rapid forward and backward movement of the head and neck. Symptoms include pain, decreased range of motion and tightness in the neck, as well as headaches, muscles spams, and pain radiating further down the back. In the early days after the injury it is important to start some simple and gentle exercises to get your neck and head moving. This blog addresses what you can do to settle the inflammation in your muscles and other tissues as well as gentle strengthening exercises.

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