Symptoms of Whiplash
Symptoms of whiplash may include pain in the neck and upper shoulders, headaches, neck stiffness or decreased range of motion. If your symptoms are very severe or include pain, numbness, and tingling down the arms and legs, get emergency medical care.
Neck sprains will usually heal slowly on their own. Pain relievers and ice packs can help make you more comfortable and reduce swelling. Muscle relaxants may also help.
You may need to wear a collar around your neck to help support your head as you heal. You may also need physical therapy as you heal. Your doctor can give you guidance on the type of treatment that is right for you.