You may have heard of the term 'whiplash' but what does the word mean?
Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD) is a medical term given to a variety of symptoms which may follow a motor vehicle accident, for example, and include:
Neck pain - on one or more frequently both sides of the neck, either when moving the neck when sitting still or frequently both depending on the severity of the injury.
Dizziness - may occur when changing position or moving the head and neck.
Paraesthesia - aka pins and needles may occur about the neck, towards the head or sometimes down one or both arms.
Headaches - usually an unpleasant 'pressure' type of feeling, starting at the back of the head, either one side or both.