Whiplash is a serious condition, it can cause long-term pain and discomfort if not treated.
Whiplash occurs when the muscles in your neck suffer a strain due to a sudden movement backward and then forward. The sudden motion causes your neck’s tendons and ligaments to stretch and tear, resulting in whiplash.
The Most Common Causes of Whiplash Are
Car Accidents +
Most common following a rear-end car collision.
Physical Abuse +
A blow to the head or being shaken.
+ Contact Sports
Such as football, hockey, horseback riding and boxing.
Falls that cause your head to violently jerk backward.