Whiplash, the hyperextension and hyper flexion of the cervical spine, is most commonly caused by car accidents and falls. Symptoms include headaches, neck pain or stiffness, visual disturbances, and shoulder pain. These symptoms may be felt immediately but are usually not felt for hours or days after the initial trauma occurred. Even if you have no pain following an accident, it is important to be checked out by a healthcare professional, preferably a chiropractor who can check the structural balance of your neck and spine. Dr. Michael McGivney can adjust your neck and spine so it can heal properly. We can also recommend physical therapy and stretching and strengthening exercises to help you avoid more serious problems as a result of whiplash.