Headaches are one of the most common medical problems that individuals end up going through at least some point in their life. According to the World Health Organization, almost half of all adults all over the world suffer from a headache in any given year. A headache can indicate emotional distress, or stress, or it can also result from a medical disorder such as anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, or a migraine. A headache can also occur in any part of the head, in just one location, or both sides of the head. Primary headaches are illnesses of their own caused by over-activity or issues with, structures in the head that are pain-sensitive. Secondary headaches, on the other hand, are symptoms that occur whenever another condition ends up stimulating the pain-sensitive nerves of the head.
Whiplash injury occurs to an individual’s neck following a sudden acceleration deceleration force that causes unrestrained, rapid forward and backward movement of the head and neck, most commonly from motor vehicle accidents. While whiplash is not a life threatening injury, it can result in a prolonged period of partial disability. Most individuals involved in minor motor vehicles end up recovering quickly, however, some continue to experience symptoms for years after the injury too. Common symptoms associated with whiplash are as follows: Headache, dizziness, fatigue, visual disturbances, back pain, jaw pain, arm pain, and arm weakness.