A whiplash is often caused by violent, abrupt movements of the neck and head during a car accident, especially when struck from behind. The whiplash can also be started by other causes, such as falls, skiing accidents, bungee jumps, rides like roller coasters, plane flights, etc.
In an accident, the structures of the neck are subject to enormous tensions and stretch a lot during the impact. The range of motion of the neck and the stretching of the ligaments during the accident are beyond normal. The injury to the neck and head causes the person to feel many signs and symptoms. These include pain, numbness, tingling, headaches and general fatigue. The person may also have muscle tension, lack of muscular flexibility and significant decreases in range of motion at the cervical and dorsal level, following the accident.
If such an accident happens to you, call us. Our qualified team of doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals at CMI clinics are here to help you.