The most common symptoms of a whiplash injury are neck pain that intensifies with motion, headaches and stiffness in the neck, shoulders and upper back.
Whiplash symptoms tend to diminish over time with rest, light exercise and over-the-counter pain medications. A significant number of whiplash victims, however, develop chronic pain and experience more disabling effects such as
- Tingling or numbness in the arms,
- Blurred vision,
- Difficulty concentrating and
- Memory problems.