Is It Whiplash?
Whiplash pain can come on right away or within days of an accident. Watch for:
- Pain, decreased range of motion, and tightness in your neck; the muscles may feel hard or knotted.
- Pain when rocking your head from side to side or backward and forward
- Headaches at the base of your skull that radiate toward your forehead
What Else Could It Be?
Is your neck pain intense? Is it getting worse? Did it occur after a fall or accident? Do you have numbness or weakness radiating into your shoulders, arm, or hand? If you answered yes to any of these questions, get immediate medical help.