an injury to the neck caused by the sudden motion of the head backward and forward, as occurs to the occupants of a vehicle hit from behind by another vehicle.
an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
a dramatic example of a subluxation produced by a sudden accident or trauma
a late reaction injury
a specific type of injury to the neck
An injury to the ligaments, joints, and soft tissues of the neck region of the spine because of a sudden, violent jerking motion of the head.
sprain or strain syndrome of the cervical spine caused by a hyperextension-hyperflexion or acceleration - deceleration injury. This most commonly occurs in car collisions.