Whiplash is a type of neck injury that occurs when the head is suddenly jerked back and forth with great force. It most commonly occurs in car accidents when a vehicle is hit from behind, causing the head to rapidly snap forward and then backward.
Symptoms of Whiplash:
The rapid back-and-forth movement of the head can cause the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck to stretch and tear, resulting in whiplash. Symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the injury, but they generally include: