The most common cause of whiplash is being struck from behind in a rear-end car accident, but it can also result from contact sports collisions, domestic violence or assault, and other injuries such as a bad fall. While most people heal from whiplash after a few weeks of following their doctor’s treatment plan, including pain medication and exercise, others face chronic neck pain and lifelong consequences.


The following are the most common symptoms of Whiplash.

Individuals may experience symptoms differently.

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Discomfort that intensifies when turning the head side to side
  • Headaches starting at the base of the skull
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms, shoulder
  • upper/lower back pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus (ringing of the ear)
  • Double/blurred vision
  • Moodiness including: irritability and depression
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea and vomiting


The following are some available treatments of Whiplash.

Please consult with your Hoag physician for a tailored care plan that best suits your situation.

  • Physical Therapy 
  • Pain Management