Causes Of Whiplash

Whiplash typically occurs when someone’s head is uncontrollably and instantly thrust backward and then forward. This motion can injure bones in the spine, disks between the bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves and other tissues of the neck. This type of injury is a common result from auto accidents. Rear-end collisions are the most common cause of whiplash.

Symptoms Of Whiplash

Symptoms of whiplash usually develop within 24 hours and may include: neck pain & stiffness, increasing pain with neck movement, headaches starting at the base of the skull, fatigue, dizziness, pain in upper back or arms and loss of range of motion in the neck.

A whiplash injury may not cause symptoms immediately. Although most people who experience whiplash are able to recover within a few months, some continue to have pain for several months or years.

Definition Of Whiplash

Anatomy Of Whiplash


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