Whiplash

This is normally associated with high velocity injury as in forward and back movement of the neck. (Hyperextension /hyperflexion)
Causes are often car accidents, extreme sports such as bungee jumping or physical abuse
Can be acute (2- 3 months) or chronic (longer than 3 months)
Most patients recover within 6 months.

Signs and Symptoms may include:

 Pain
 Decreased ROM (range of movement)
 Muscle tightness
 Headaches, nausea or dizziness
 Jaw pain
 Referred pain to shoulder and arms
 Pins and needles or weakness in the arms or hands
 Problems with swallowing

How can Osteopathy help?

Use of articulation,stretches,soft tissue massage and exercises will help reduce pain level and help to restore normal range of mobility.