Whiplash

Whiplash

whip·lash

\ˈhwip-ˌlash

noun

A neck injury that occurs when the head suddenly moves forward, backward, or sideways. It is a common result of an automobile accident, and this sudden movement of the head leads to damaged ligaments and tendons in the neck. The symptoms of whiplash can take days or even longer to appear and include stiffness and pain in the neck, headaches, and neck muscle tenderness.

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