If you have ever been in a car crash and experienced pain in your neck, you have most likely had whiplash. Whiplash, also called neck sprain or neck strain, is an injury to the soft tissues of the neck. It is usually caused by sudden extension (backward movement of the neck) and flexion (forward movement of the neck). This type of injury is often the result of rear-end car crashes. Severe whiplash can also include injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, cervical muscles and nerve roots.

Symptoms of whiplash may include the following: neck stiffness, injuries to muscles and ligaments, headaches, difficult swallowing, burning sensations, shoulder pain, and back pain. Whiplash is treatable and most symptoms resolve completely with guidance from your physician.

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