Whiplash: When to Seek Care

October 28th, 2011

You should always consult your doctor if you have had an accident that is causing pain or stiffness in your neck, since these symptoms can be a sign of a more serious injury such as spinal cord damage. If you experience numbness, weakness, or a prickly sensation in your arms or hands following a neck injury, you should not attempt to treat these symptoms on your own.