An injury caused by a violent jerk of the head in either a backward or forward or side to side direction, resembling the motion of a whip.
Part of: Neck Pain
Whiplash is an injury that might arise if someone drives into the back of you in a road accident. The impact of the collision causes the cervical spine, the tendons and muscles to jerk back and forth rapidly. This usually leads to small injuries in the muscle and connective tissue, painfully tense muscles, and limited mobility for several days. These symptoms typically go away completely after a short time.