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How did it happen?

  • Whiplash occurs when there is a sudden acceleration and/or deceleration that occurs on your body that results in your neck moving forward and back in a quick motion. This can happen as a result of being pushed, getting into a car crash, falling, being hit in sports and potentially in others as well.
  • When a whiplash occurs, your muscles, ligaments, tendons, spinal discs and bones can be compromised. Depending on the extent of injury some or all of these structures will be damaged.
  • According to science “pain you feel during a Whiplash comes from a mix of signals between your brain, blood vessels, and nearby nerves. Specific nerves in your blood vessels and muscles switch on and send pain signals to your brain.” Pain is a signal from your body, telling you that there is an issue that needs to be addressed.
  • Depending on the type of pain produced from a whiplash, this will help us determine where the pain is being caused. With the proper diagnosis and assessment of factors in an individual’s life that may be contributing to Whiplash, we can determine the cause and treatment to better help alleviate the symptoms of whiplash and make sure all the structures can heal as fast as possible.

Common causes of Whiplash include:

  • Car Crash
  • Collisions during sports
  • Slips and Falls
  • Head trauma

What are the symptoms/signs?

  • Tingling/numbness anywhere in the body
  • Throbbing pain
  • Constant pain
  • Stabbing Pain
  • Sharp or Dull pain
  • A dull ache that gets worse
  • Increased pain when moving
  • Difficulty looking down/up