In severe cases, muscle relaxants are an aid in muscle tension. They break the vicious cycle of tension and pain, and muscle tone regulates itself.
The jerky movements of a whiplash, in which the head is thrown forward unprotected and immediately backward (whip-movement), can have dramatic consequences.
In a whiplash injury, only the muscles and overstretched ligaments are affected. Serious damage is rare.
After a whiplash, it is always advisable to see a doctor. Because many symptoms show up only a few hours later or even after days. Your first contact person is your family doctor.
Whether a whiplash is dangerous depends on the injuries. In a whiplash injury, the head is thrown unprotected from back to front, then with a jerky movement back to the back.
In order to avoid long-term consequences, a doctor should always be consulted, even if initially no symptoms are recognizable.
A whiplash is known by the name (acceleration trauma or cervical sprain).
To relieve the neck, a ruff was prescribed in former times.