Whiplash is often caused by violent and sudden movements of the neck and head during a driving accident, especially when struck from behind. Whiplash can also be initiated by other causes, such as falls, skiing accidents, bungee jumps, on rides such as roller coasters, while traveling by air, 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 can cause the person to feel many signs and symptoms, including pain, numbness, tingling, headaches and general fatigue. The person may also experience muscle tension, lack of muscular flexibility and significant decreases in range of motion at the cervical and dorsal levels following the accident.
If you ever have such an accident, call us. Our qualified team of doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals at CMI clinics are here to help.
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