Whiplash Injury

Osteopathic Assessment and Treatment

Whiplash, also known as an acceleration-deceleration injury, is a common cause of neck pain. Occasionally whiplash is due to a sports injury, but most often it is due to a car accident.

The symptoms of whiplash include a stiff and painful neck that may only develop 24-72 hours after the collision, headaches, dizziness and blurred vision.

More serious symptoms of a severe pain at the back of the neck, memory loss or unconsciousness require immediate medical attention.

Cold therapy and anti-inflammatories are suggested in the first 24-48 hours. After this, soft tissue massage, stretching and manipulation by an Osteopath can help to reduce the symptoms of whiplash.

Read further in  Neck Injuries

For assessment on Cervical spine issues call or text 07841576335 or email David at david@theosteopath.net