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Home Base Physical Therapy What is Whiplash ?

Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash most often occurs during a rear-end auto accident, but the injury can also result from a sports accident, physical abuse or other trauma.

Common signs and symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness and headaches. Most people with whiplash recover within a few months after a course of pain medication, exercise and other treatments. Some people experience chronic neck pain and other ongoing complications.

 Whiplash may be called a neck sprain or strain, but these terms also include other types of neck injuries.

How Can Physical Therapy Help? Home Base Physical Therapy, Morristown NJ

At Home Base Physical Therapy you will work one on one with a Physical Therapist in order to develop a unique plan of care to resolve neck pain and possible referred pain into head and arm.  

Some treatments for Whiplash include (but are not limited to) : Stretching, myofascial release techniques, manual mobilization and manipulation of cervical and thoracic spine, manual traction of the cervical spine, strengthening and endurance and postural re education techniques.  

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