NECK & WHIPLASH INJURIES
Neck & Whiplash Injuries
Whiplash symptoms include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Headaches at the base of the skull
- Limited range of motion of the neck
- Worsening pain with neck movement
- Achiness of the shoulder, upper back, or arms
- Arm tingling or numbness
- And more
Should I See a Doctor for Whiplash?
Other treatments that may help alleviate whiplash symptoms include warm or cool compresses applied to the neck, prescription muscle relaxants to loosen tight muscles and soothe pain, and lidocaine injections that can facilitate physical therapy and decrease pain. A soft foam neck collar is usually unnecessary, as studies have shown keeping the neck still can decrease muscle strength and interfere with proper recovery. Physical therapy, if needed, will involve a series of stretching and movement exercises you can continue to do at home.
Suffering From Pain?