Whiplash occurs when you are forced to move your neck back and forth in a fast pattern, typically as a result of having a lot of force thrust upon you in a short amount of time. While there are a multitude of problems that can come in the immediate aftermath of suffering from whiplash, it’s possible to recover issues associated with this neck injury.*
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Whiplash is a neck injury that is due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, and it’s most commonly caused by rear-end car accidents.
The symptoms of whiplash normally develop within a few days of the injury. They can include:
After experiencing a car accident or other traumatic injury, it’s always good to visit your doctor to rule out broken bones, concussions or other symptoms that can worsen over time. For some who experience whiplash, it can resolve within a few weeks. For others, continuous pain can go on for several months or years after the injury has happened.*
Normally, during an physical exam, a physician will test the range of motion in your neck and upper back area before ordering an imaging test. You’ll may be asked about how severe your symptoms are and how often they occur. *
Some of the imaging tests that can be used to diagnose whiplash can be*:
Whiplash can usually be treated without invasive surgical measures, and typically just take a few non-invasive treatments to provide you with relief.
Some of these treatment options can include:
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment will vary by patient and condition. New York Spine Institute does not guarantee certain results.