Whiplash is a type of neck injury that usually follows a sudden acceleration-deceleration force that causes unrestrained, rapid forward and backward movement of the head and neck. Whiplash is a very common injury.
Common signs and symptoms associated with whiplash can include
- pain in the neck, arm, back, muscles, or shoulder;
- dizziness or vertigo,
- difficulty focusing,
- headache, and
- muscle spasms.
Other symptoms can include a
Cause of whiplash
The characteristic cause of whiplash is a rear impact while in a stationary position, such as being rear-ended while in a parked car.
Other whiplash symptoms and signs
- Difficulty Focusing
- Dizziness or Vertigo
- Muscle Spasms
- Pain in the Neck, Arm, Back, Muscles, or Shoulder
- Ringing in the Ears
- Sensation of Pins and Needles
- Sleep Disturbances
- Stiff Neck