An acute whiplash injury follows sudden or excessive hyperextension, hyperflexion, or rotation of the neck and causes neck pain and other symptoms.Whiplash injury is common in road traffic accidents, and may also be caused by sport injuries, falls or assaults. Most cases of whiplash injury occur as the result of rear-end vehicle collisions at speeds of less than 14 miles per hour. Patients present with neck pain and stiffness, occipital headache, thoracic and/or lumbar back pain and upper-limb pain including loss of sensation into the arm/s or hand/s. In other words - the whole spine is often affected by whiplash injury.
There are two types of injury:
Whiplash injuries may occur at relatively low vehicle velocity impacts. One study showed the cervical muscle injury threshold to be about 8.0 km/hour!
Over the years of treating whiplash injury we have found quick and speedy improvements - often from the first or second treatment session.
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