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:
Decreased ROM (range of movement)
Headaches, nausea or dizziness
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.