Whiplash commonly occurs following high velocity injuries such as a car accident, sports injury, hitting your head on the ground, being punched or aggressively shaken. In these injuries the person’s head is first thrown backwards and then when their body stops moving, the head is thrust forward. This type of injury causes overstretching to the muscles and ligaments of the neck.
The pain from whiplash, which is usually worse with movement, does not always start immediately — it may take several days to come on. Neck pain and stiffness may be accompanied by muscle spasm, dizziness, headaches, nerve pain and shoulder pain.
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