Whiplash Headache Condition

Treatment for whiplash headaches can rely on osteopathic therapies that alleviate inflammation and tension, improve range of motion, and reduce head pain, neck stiffness, and other whiplash symptoms.


Whiplash Headache Treatment in New York City

Whiplash headache treatment can include osteopathic techniques that soothe tension, reduce inflammation, and improve mobility to provide relief from head pain, stiffness, and other symptoms.

What is Whiplash Headache?

A whiplash headache is one of the most common issues affecting people who have suffered whiplash as a result of a vehicular accident or similar trauma. Patients who suffer from these headaches generally start feeling symptoms within hours or a couple of days after an injury. This type of head pain generally begins at the base of the patient’s skull and can be experienced on one side of the head or both. In rarer instances, whiplash victims may experience this pain around the forehead or even behind their eyes.

While most minor whiplash damage will resolve naturally, some cases may require professional intervention. Left untreated, patients who suffer more severe whiplash can see their symptoms grow progressively worse. In some cases, the injury can worsen and become a chronic headache condition. Fortunately, osteopathic care can be an effective option for managing the symptoms caused by most whiplash effects, including headaches.

What Causes this Condition?

These headaches are the result of whiplash, a condition that occurs when violent motion forces your head backward and then forward. Most people associate whiplash with automobile accidents, but the jarring motion that causes it can also occur due to:

  • Any physical assault that causes the head to “whip” back and forth
  • Contact sports
  • Slips and falls

Whiplash involves damage of soft tissue of the neck, spine, and bones. As a result, it is sometimes confused with simple sprains and strains.

What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash Headache?

Whiplash symptoms can include neck pain, stiffness, increased pain when the head moves, and loss of range of motion. In many instances, general fatigue also sets in. More severe whiplash symptoms may include blurred vision, tinnitus, memory difficulties, and even depression.

When headaches are the main result of the injury, symptoms may include:

  • Aches that begin at the base of the skill
  • Sensitivity to sound
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Increased pain when the head tilts back
  • Shoulder pain

As noted, most headache conditions will improve on their own as the underlying soft tissue damage heals. However, when symptoms worsen and persist for several weeks, the condition may progress to weakness in the limbs and impairment of regular daily activities. When that occurs, consult a medical provider immediately.

How We Can Help

While whiplash effects like headaches can improve on their own, there is usually no need to endure the painful symptoms. Dr. Leonid Tafler, DO is an experienced osteopath who has successfully treated many patients suffering from these painful and sometimes debilitating symptoms Using manual manipulation, recommendations for lifestyle changes, and other osteopathic techniques and strategies, he can help you reduce your pain and expedite the healing process.


Head Conditions

Head conditions include headaches, migraines, whiplash-related head pain, and other ailments and injuries that cause pain, weakness, nausea, and other potentially debilitating symptoms.

Chronic Tension HeadachesHead InjuriesHeadachesMigrainesOccipital NeuralgiaTemporomandibular Joint SyndromeWhiplash Headaches

Contact Us Today

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact us today. We will schedule an appointment for a complete examination and diagnosis, and Dr. Tafler will work with you to develop an effective osteopathic treatment plan to alleviate pain and other related symptoms, reduce the risk of further injury, and restore your lost quality of life.

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Whiplash Headaches Treatment Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!