What is the “Cold” Phase of Whiplash?

Cold whiplash is the stage after hot whiplash; it sets in when time has passed after an injury that has not been resolved (essentially, the hot stage hasn’t been dealt with, and the body dealt with it the best way it could without help). Sometimes people don’t even realize that they have suffered a whiplash […]

What is the “Hot Phase” of Whiplash?

It involves extremely hypersensitive tissues (these can be anywhere in the body) that are extremely aroused by the sympathetic nervous system.  It causes these tissues to become inflamed, and therefore to guard themselves which results in immobilization (which is essentially the tension that you feel when you can’t move your neck or shoulders without extreme […]

The Difference Between “Hot” and “Cold” Whiplash

Whiplash has both “hot” and “cold” phases. Hot whiplash is characterized as being more recent, usually less than six weeks post-injury. It typically involves the sympathetic nervous system,[fight or flight response] depicted by: arousal, inflamed and hypersensitive tissue, and immobilization and guarding. It can occur anywhere in the body. The guarding stage involves spasms and […]