Neck pain or spasms - self care

Pain - neck-self-care; Neck stiffness-self-care; Cervicalgia-self-care; Whiplash-self-care

Whiplash

The pain of whiplash may not appear right away after an accident, but sometimes may take hours to weeks to develop. Symptoms include dizziness, headache, pain or stiffness in the neck, jaw, shoulders, or arms.

Location of whiplash pain

Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues of the neck. Whiplash injury strains the muscles and ligaments of the neck beyond their normal range of motion. There is often pain and stiffness in the neck for the first few days following a whiplash injury. The pain can also be felt in the surrounding muscle groups in the head, chest, shoulders, and arms.

Pain Relief

Activity Changes

Stretches and Exercises

Preventing Neck Pain

Chronic Neck Pain

When to Contact a Medical Professional