Whiplash of the head and back is caused by the head and / or neck being thrown backward, forward or sideways in a sudden and unexpected motion. There is an force exerted such that joints are forced beyond their normal range of movement causing pain and usually damage to the effected tissues.
Car accidents and sport injuries are common cause of whiplash. Whiplash in the head and back have these following symptoms; headaches, fatigue, pain in one or both arms, shoulder pain, dizziness, as well as vision problems and ringing in the ears (tinnitus). In some cases there can be damage without symptoms- so be careful if you know you have been in an accident. Consult your physiotherapist or doctor before taking any action so that they can determine what will be the best treatment for you.
At Sheffield Physiotherapy we treat many patients with Whiplash- book an appointment to discuss your needs today.