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What is whiplash?

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) the most common injury sustained is whiplash. You can get whiplash from other kinds of accidents, too. Whiplash is the term used when there is a rapid acceleration and deceleration of the neck and upper back.

Whiplash results when your head is forced into full extension and then comes forward into a fully flexed positon. As the discs, joints and soft tissues are forced back and forward they undergo significant stress and injury can occur. Whiplash injuries vary from very mild to severe and can give rise to many symptoms.