a sudden change of direction, resembling the motion of the tip of a whip when it is cracked.
a whiplash injury.
An injury to the cervical spine, or neck, and occurs when the muscles and other soft tissues are hyper-extended or hyper-flexed.
A non-medical popular term meaning an injury to the neck caused by hyperextension and/or hyperflexion.
an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
a generic term for the sudden neck injury often associated with a motor vehicle accident
a separate entity which typically describes a set of symptoms that occur after an injury to the neck region
Commonly referred to as â€œneck sprain or strainâ€ although symptoms may have other causes. . Common in car accidents.
Spinal injury caused by a sudden head movement.
Popular term for hyperextension-hyperflexion.
An injury to the cervical spine caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head, either backward or forward.
Poplar term for hyperextension-hyperflexion.
Whiplash of the neck is caused by any sudden involuntary forced movement of the head in any direction, and the resultant rebound of the head or neck in the opposite direction. Consequently there are injuries to the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head. Whiplash may occur without you being aware of it. Because of the degrees in which it occurs, symptoms may not always appear immediately. What occurs during the accident is ligaments are stretched beyond their limit for which they were intended. This will result in muscle spasms, alteration of the normal curve of the neck and spine and the resultant limitation of movement. An experienced Doctor of Chiropractic can diagnose and correct these problems with spinal adjustments and physical therapy/ rehab. to the effected area. If you were involved in an accident or suffer from trauma to the head or neck, consult a Doctor of Chiropractic for evaluation.
Whiplash is the common name for a hyper extension/flexion injury to the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spines. The injury is referred to as "whiplash" due to the neck or back being thrown forwards and/or backwards at a rapid speed. This causes the fibres of the neck muscles to tear, resulting in pain and often a decreased range of movement.