Whiplash is most often associated with an auto accident.

But, it can also occur during sports accidents, altercations, and trauma inflicting situations.

Like the causes of whiplash, the symptoms are numerous.

The most common are:


Headaches result from neck problems due to whiplash. Usually, one or more of the upper cervical discs are injured during whiplash. This can cause headaches to turn into extremely painful migraines.

Arm Pain and/or Heaviness

Herniated discs following a whiplash injury can cause the nerves that supply the arms and hands to be compressed. When this happens, patients can experience arm pain, heaviness, and numbness and tingling.

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can be seen following a whiplash injury. Injured discs can cause the joints of the lower back and hips to rub together—resulting in pain.

Difficulties with Concentration and/or Memory

Difficulties with concentration and/or memory don’t occur due to the actual whiplash injury. They’re an unwanted side effect of pain, pain medications, depression, or brain injury. Irritability and anxiety might also be experienced.


Blurry vision, ringing in the ears, tingling in the face, and fatigue can all be seen following a whiplash injury.


You now know some of the most common symptoms associated with a whiplash injury. If you’re experiencing any, please don’t hesitate to contact Anderson Chiropractic. We’ll get you in quickly, diagnose your injury/condition, and come up with a treatment plan that’s right for you.