How is whiplash treated?

Nurse Practitioner Jeffrey Penny discusses how whiplash is treated. Click play to watch the video or? read the transcript.

How is whiplash treated?

Typically whiplash is treated with anti inflammatories. Tylenol, ice, heat can all be effective. If symptoms are persisting, physical therapy is oftentimes helpful. Some people might benefit from muscle relaxants if there's a muscle spasm component there.


Whiplash is treated with anti-inflammatories, acetaminophen, ice, and heat, Premier Health Urgent Care providers say.

For persistent symptoms, your doctor might recommend physical therapy.

If the injury is causing muscle spasms, you might also be prescribed muscle relaxants.

For more information about treating whiplash, talk to your doctor.

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