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Stiff Neck/Whiplash Relief

neck pain after wreckWaking up with a stiff neck can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience. Similarly, whiplash injuries resulting from car accidents can cause significant pain and discomfort. At Unwind Health, we can address these issues and help patients get relief.


So, What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a type of neck injury that occurs when the head is forcefully jerked backward and then forward in a rapid motion. This sudden movement puts excessive strain on the neck, causing damage to the ligaments, muscles, and other soft tissues. Whiplash is commonly associated with car accidents, particularly rear-end collisions, but it can also result from sports injuries.

Dealing With a Stiff Neck

A stiff neck is a condition where the neck muscles become tense and restricted in movement. It can be caused by various factors, including poor posture, muscle strain, stress, and sleeping in an awkward position. Waking up with a stiff neck is uncomfortable and can limit your range of motion and affect your daily activities.

Common Causes

Both whiplash and a stiff neck can have multiple causes. Whiplash is primarily caused by sudden and forceful movements of the head, while a stiff neck can be triggered by various factors such as:

  • Poor Posture: Maintaining incorrect posture for extended periods can strain the neck muscles and lead to stiffness.
  • Muscle Strain: Overusing or exerting excessive pressure on the neck muscles, such as during physical activities or heavy lifting, can result in stiffness.
  • Stress and Tension: Emotional stress and tension can cause muscle tightness in the neck, leading to stiffness and discomfort.
  • Sleeping Position: Sleeping in an uncomfortable position or using an inadequate pillow can cause neck strain and stiffness upon waking up.

How Chiropractic Care May Help

To address whiplash and a stiff neck, our chiropractors focus on the underlying causes and provide personalised care plans. They are trained to assess musculoskeletal conditions and use various techniques, such as spinal adjustments and therapeutic exercises, to alleviate pain, restore mobility, and promote healing.

Chiropractic care aims to restore proper alignment, reduce inflammation, and improve overall function by targeting the spine and surrounding structures. This non-invasive and drug-free approach may help patients find relief from whiplash-related symptoms and alleviate stiffness in the neck.

Regain Your Freedom of Movement

If you suffer from whiplash or a stiff neck, don’t let these conditions hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. Book an appointment today.



Stiff Neck/Whiplash Miranda, Caringbah, Gymea, Sutherland NSW | (02) 8544 8234