Whiplash occurs when a person’s head moves backward and then forward suddenly with great force. The muscles in your neck suffer a strain because of a rapid movement backward and then forward.
This motion causes your neck’s tendons and ligaments to stretch and tear, resulting in whiplash. This kind of injury usually occurs following a car accident, physical abuse, sports injuries, or even amusement park rides.
It may be time to come see us if you are experiencing any of the following whiplash signs and symptoms:
– Pain or stiffness in the neck that goes away and then returns
– Severe neck pain
– Localized weakness in an arm or leg
– Numbness or tingling in your shoulders, arms, or legs
– Blurred Vision