Non-operative whiplash - neck sprain or strain treatments

Whiplash is a sprain in your neck caused by a strong sudden movement, such as a car accident or a fall.

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.

Whiplash Treatment

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.

Physicians who treat whiplash

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