Whiplash is a strain of the neck area as a result of a sudden external force. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in car crashes. The effects of whiplash manifest themselves as stiffness and pain in the neck area along with headaches.
In the first 24 hours following whiplash an ice pack will help reduce swelling. The ice should be applied in sessions of 20 minutes. Painkillers are often used to relieve the pain of whiplash and a series of exercises can be undertaken after seeking advice from medical professionals.
Whiplash next steps
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