Whiplash trauma involves a rapid displacement of the TM joint, neck, and upper shoulder girdle as a result of a vehicular collision or other jarring event such as a fall.
Signs and Symptoms
Neck pain is the most commonly reported symptom, headache is the second. It is not uncommon for pain and dysfunction appear several days, weeks, months or even years after the injury.
Treatment and Prevention
Chiropractic therapy, physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture
therapy, and other modalities are used.