Whiplash is a neck injury that can occur during rear-end automobile collisions, when your head suddenly moves backward and then forward — similar to the motion of someone cracking a whip. These extreme motions will cause your neck muscles and ligaments to stretch beyond their normal range of motion and can cause pain with all movement of the neck.
Provider Note: Whiplash injuries can be mild or severe and must be treated with caution. Other injuries, such as disc injury or fracture could result from the whiplash. X-rays and MRI would be warranted to rule out these injuries. Any whiplash injury will cause strain/sprain to the neck muscles and ligaments and we do get good results with neck strain/sprains utilizing FDM, stretching, and rehabilitative exercises. We will take you through a series of orthopedic, neurological, and muscle tests to ensure it is an injury that we can treat.