Auto Accident/Whiplash

An auto accident can result in a neck injury called whiplash, characterized by a the neck “whipping” forward and back. This kind of injury often occurs when a car is rear-ended, although trauma or another kind of accident or athletic injury may also cause whiplash. Also sometimes called a neck strain, whiplash can result in neck pain, tightness or stiffness, headaches, tenderness and pain during movements.