Road traffic accidents and contact sports are common causes of whiplash injury. The head and neck are quickly and forcefully thrown back and forth, creating excessive stress on the neck. The joints, muscles and ligaments are frequently injured, which causes pain, stiffness, and severe discomfort.
Whiplash injuries include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Jaw pain
- Low back pain
Physiotherapy will act to decrease pain, improve strength, and restore normal range of motion.