All Whiplash Articles

Non-surgical Treatment of Whiplash

Cervical collars give neck muscles a chance to rest while healing. Other nonsurgical whiplash treatments include pain medication and physical therapy.

Whiplash: A Common Neck Injury

Whiplash commonly results from a car accident causing hyperflexion and hyperextension of the neck tissues.

Whiplash Prevention

You can do a few things to prevent whiplash, even if you can't protect yourself from being rear-ended while in your car. You can, for example, always wear your seat belt. Read other tips for whiplash prevention.

Common Whiplash Questions

Four of the most common questions people ask are presented here along with the answers.

Symptoms of Whiplash

When you get whiplash, you'll know what caused it. But you may not feel the symptoms of it until sometime later.

Anatomy of Whiplash

Because your neck is so moveable (it has the most range of motion of any spinal region), it's also highly susceptible to whiplash. Article explains the basic anatomy of your cervical spine and how the parts work together.

Surgery for Whiplash

Very few patients with whiplash end up needing cervical spine surgery. If your doctor recommends it, though, there are several options. What kind of surgery you have depends on what parts of your cervical spine have been injured.

Physical Therapy for Whiplash

Physical therapy is an effective way to deal with the pain and other symptoms of whiplash. A physical therapist will use passive treatments to help your body heal, and you'll probably learn exercises to help strengthen your neck muscles.
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Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

If you have whiplash, you may want to visit a chiropractor who can diagnose your neck injury and provide you with neck pain relief. Article explains the basics of chiropractic care for whiplash.
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