What is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a type of neck injury, sometimes referred to as a neck sprain or strain, that is caused by a forceful forward-and-back motion. It is most commonly seen following motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and physical abuse. Whiplash symptoms result from an injury to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and/or discs in the neck. Whiplash is often a treatable condition, and usually resolves with appropriate care, but it can become a chronic condition causing long-term discomfort.