Whiplash is an injury caused by rapid acceleration and deceleration of the neck, most commonly after motor vehicle accidents.
There is often a lot of soft tissue damage and the cervical spinal joints get distorted. In many cases the symptoms may take a few days to appear, and may affect the person months after the accident. Therefore it is very important to see a physiotherapist as soon as possible after the accident to assess your neck.
Some of the signs and symptoms of whiplash are: