Whiplash is an acceleration-deceleration injury to the head and neck often sustained in an automobile accident. Whiplash is also possible with injury in high-speed contact sports.


Symptoms depend on how long ago the accident occurred. Common symptoms include neck muscle pain, stiffness, tenderness and spasm, headaches, dizziness, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, swelling and decreased range of motion.

How can Massage Therapy help?

Massage Therapy can alleviate the tension that forms in the muscles of neck following a motor vehicle accident. Reduction in swelling, pain and spasms can also be achieved. Trigger points also commonly develop in the neck muscles.. Massage Therapists have extensive training in assessing for and treating trigger points.

Following a motor vehicle accident, car insurance will pay for treatments with a Massage Therapist. Please contact your insurance company for more information.