10 Jul Simple explanation of whiplash
Whiplash is an injury to the neck where there has been rapid movement forwards and backwards or sideways.
These forces can cause damage to the ligaments and soft tissues of the neck resulting in pain and reduced range of movement and in some cases, headaches.
This impact is usually seen in road traffic accidents but can also be as a result of falls or impacts in sports.
Often, low level injuries can be treated with basic treatment at home. However, it is usually a good idea to see a physiotherapist or your GP for help with pain management and guidance in how to improve your symptoms should they persist or be severe.
Whiplash is a common injury seen by physiotherapists and in most cases can improve greatly with physiotherapy input.