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Everything You Need to Know About Whiplash Injuries

What is whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when the head and neck rapidly move forward and backward motion. This movement causes a strain on your neck muscles and ligaments. This rapid had and neck motion can happen at speeds as low as 10 mph, be aware of your body and take action if you believe you are suffering from a whiplash injury. Whiplash injuries can sometimes take a few hours to start to be noticeable and can feel like the symptoms are getting worse before they get better. Whiplash injuries can last anywhere from a few days to a few months.

What Can Cause Whiplash?

  • Car accidents --are the leading cause
  • Horseback riding
  • Head Trauma
  • Contact sports
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What are Common Signs of a Whiplash Injury?

  •  Dizziness
  •  Headaches
  •  Trouble sleeping
  •  Irritability
  •  Muscle spasms
  •  Poor concentration
  •  Pain and stiffness in the neck

What are Common Symptoms of a  Whiplash Injury?

  •  Pain
  •  Decrease rand of motion
  •  Tightness in  neck
  •  Muscles feel hard and knotted
  •  Stiffness when moving the neck
  •  Headaches
  •  Tenderness


How to Treat a Whiplash Injury

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