Cervical Whiplash

About Cervical Whiplash

Cervical whiplash is used to describe the pain that occurs following an acute injury to the soft tissue of the neck, including the ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Usually happening in a car accident, the neck and head will “whip around”.

 

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain in the neck.
  • Swelling or redness at the neck.
  • Tenderness along the back of the neck.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Stiffness or difficulty moving the neck.
  • Headaches.
  • Radiating pain.

 

Treatment Options

  • Rest and ice.
  • Splinting or bracing.
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Trigger point injections.
  • PRP therapy.
  • Botox injections.
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