What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a non-medical term used to describe the symptoms following certain injuries to the neck. It is caused by an abnormal motion or force that causes the neck to move outside of its normal range of motion. Whiplash can happen as a result of motor vehicle accidents, sporting blows, falls or sudden movement in other situations.
Common Symptoms and Treatment of Whiplash
Several days may pass before patients actually notice the symptoms of whiplash. The severity of the injury will affect the degree of the presented symptoms. Typical complaints include difficulty extending the neck or rotating the head, neck swelling, tenderness of the back and shoulders, stiffness, muscle spasms and headaches.