Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash most often occurs during a rear-end auto accident, but the injury can also result from a sports accident, physical abuse or other trauma.
Common signs and symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness and headaches. Most people with whiplash with the correct treatment , neck support, medication, combined rehabilitation program get better within a few weeks . However, some people have chronic neck pain and other long-lasting complications which can last from some weeks until some months accordingly.