Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Whiplash
This is a common neck injury. It happens when your neck jerks back and forth quickly and violently. Your spine bends past its normal range of motion. This can injure the vertebrae of your cervical spine. It can damage the supporting ligaments and muscles in your neck.
What is whiplash?
This detailed video explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of whiplash. Treatment options may include rest, medications and injections. You may benefit from a soft cervical collar. Physical therapy can also be an important part of your recovery. Your healthcare provider can create a care plan that is right for your needs.