Neck pain arising from out of damage to neck ligaments, tendons and muscles is called whiplash. Whiplash is a non-medical term. Whiplash injuries cover hyperextension injuries of the neck as well as cervical strains and sprains.
Whiplash may occur after sudden jerks the neck may experience during a vehicle accident, a fall, during a sport (especially those that involve forceful contact), repetitive strain or overuse of neck muscles, or any other situation where the neck is moved beyond its normal range of motion or jerked violently.
Whiplash symptoms could include any or a combination of:
• Pain in the neck
• Inflammation of neck muscles
• Difficulty in moving your neck
• Tenderness in the neck
• Pain arising from the affected neck are to the ends of the arms (1)
Diagnosis for the specific type of whiplash injury is always made first with a physical examination. This may be followed by an X-ray ...