QUESTION & ANSWER
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a neck injury in which the head whips back-and-forth or side-to-side with force and causes a neck sprain. Various neck bones (vertebrae), muscles, ligaments and nerves can be stretched or otherwise damaged. Whiplash usually causes immediate pain followed by neck stiffness. You may also feel muscle spasms or numbness or tingling in the neck, shoulders or arms.