Like the moving parts of any machine, the two hundred and nine bones and numerous adjacent structures (muscles, tendons, ligaments) of the human body may also, at times – become misaligned. This can occur as the result of any external trauma or sudden and forceful movement of the body. One of these movements being whiplash.
Whiplash is a relatively common injury occurring to a person’s neck following any sudden jolt of force. The injury can describe both bone structure and soft tissue damage. Symptoms of whiplash include: neck and shoulder pain, headache, fatigue, dizziness, and arm pain and weakness, ringing in the ear and back pain.
Whiplash usually occurs when soft tissue in the spine is stretched and/or strained. Car crashes are the most common causes of whiplash.