About Whiplash


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Whiplash injuries occur often in motor vehicle accidents. It occurs when the neck is forced forward and then backward in a swift motion.

  • 2 out of 3 people in automobile accidents develop symptoms of whiplash.
  • Whiplash usually causes soft tissue damage, also known as sprains and strains.
  • It can occur in vehicle accidents, even in those crashes that occur at less than 5 miles per hour.
  • Often, whiplash symptoms can take 1-2 days to present themselves. 
  • Whiplash can be caused by accidents which occur in many different ways. It is not limited to rear end accidents. Although, most rear end accidents result in whiplash.

Whiplash can be responsible for:

  • Sprains and strains in the neck, back and shoulders
  • Other soft tissue injuries
  • Sprains of the spine
  • Dislocated vertabrae
  • Disc Protrusions/Bulges
  • Disc Herniations

Symptoms of Whiplash:

  • Neck Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased flexibility or "range of motion"
  • Headaches
  • Back Pain

In some cases, whiplash can cause head injuries. If you have dizziness, nausea, blurred or double vision, you may need to receive urgent care. Concussions can be serious. Come to Sang's after you have been checked for hemorrhaging.

Treatments for Whiplash: