Whiplash neck injury, which commonly occurs in motor vehicle accidents, causes acute and chronic whiplash-associated disorders.  Pain and stiffness of the neck or shoulder are common areas where symptoms are experienced.

 Energy of the impact may cause injury to various components of the neck including bones, intervertebral discs, facet joints, spinal cord, nerve roots, and cervical muscles.

What should you do?

  • PT or Chiro evaluation
  • Images if necessary 
  • Cryotherapy 
  • Electrical Stim 
  • Home exercise program provided by practitioner


Sources: https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12891-019-2621-1