Spotlight on Whiplash

Spotlight on Whiplash

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is the common term for the acceleration-deceleration forces on the neck which may occur in a motor vehicle collision or other incidents such as a fall or sporting injury.

These forces may result in painful injuries to the muscles, ligaments and joints of the neck and other spinal areas. It may result in no pain or injury at all.

 

Whiplash Injuries 

Symptoms can occur immediately or can develop over time. Symptoms can include one or several of the following:

pain and stiffness of the neck or back

difficulty turning your head

pain or stiffness in the shoulders or down the arms

dizziness

headaches

 

How can physiotherapy help?

Physiotherapists are highly skilled at supporting people with whiplash. They will explain how you can manage your symptoms and help your recovery. The physiotherapist will ask you lots of questions about your symptoms look at your movement and touch the affected area.

A visit may include:

home exercise programme

manual therapy

soft tissue mobilizations

advice on posture

 

If you would like to make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our bookings team on 0191 2858701 to book an initial consultation.