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Whiplash is a term often associated with car accidents. Although car accidents are quite commonly the cause, other types of experiences can be classified as whiplash as well.
Whiplash is injury to your soft tissue and is also known as either neck strain or neck sprain. (It can be both if muscles and ligaments are affected).
Whiplash is an injury caused by the neck and head being thrown suddenly backward then forward upon impact. Technically speaking, your head and neck are forced first into extension and then quickly into flexion. This impact takes the neck and head beyond their normal range of movement, and usually causes tissue damage and pain. Common symptoms are:
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