Why Is a Whiplash Injury Such a Big Deal??

When it comes to car accident injuries, you can’t just “walk them off.”

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 typically occurs when your head is forcefully and quickly thrown backward and then forward. This motion can injure bones in the spine, disks between the bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves and other tissues of the neck.

A whiplash injury may result from:

  • Auto accidents. Rear-end collisions are a major cause of whiplash.
  • Physical abuse or assault. Whiplash can occur if you are punched or shaken. It’s one of the injuries seen in shaken baby syndrome.
  • Contact sports. Football tackles and other sports-related collisions can sometimes cause whiplash.


Symptoms can occur immediately or can develop over time.

Symptoms can include one or several of the following:

✔️pain and stiffness of the neck or back

✔️difficulty turning your head

✔️pain or stiffness in the shoulders or down the arms



Physiotherapy treatment for a whiplash injury

Treatment Options

Initially, our physiotherapists will diagnose your injury and determine its severity. From the assessment they will be able to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Treatment may initially involve techniques to reduce your pain and increase the range of movement in your neck.

Physiotherapy may include:

  • Manipulation / Mobilisation
  • Postural Realignment
  • Soft Tissue Treatment
  • Proprioceptive Exercise

Make an appointment

If you are in or near  Gaborone and surrounding areas our physiotherapy clinic in Phase 2, Gaborone is ready to help you. We want to help you with whatever is bothering your upper, middle, or lower back.

Schedule An Appointment In Gaborone To Find Whiplash Relief

If you are looking for whiplash relief in Phase 2, Gaborone, request an appointment with Urban Lifestyle Physiotherapy today. Quick, thorough treatment is your best option for avoiding long-term pain and getting back to your normal life as soon as possible.

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