Whiplash can happen when the head is suddenly forced backward or forward and snapped in the other direction, most often to drivers who are hit from behind. Symptoms -- which do not always appear immediately -- include pain and stiffness in the neck, headache, and sometimes pain in the chest, shoulders, and arms. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how whiplash occurs, its symptoms, treatment, and much more.
Neck Strain and Whiplash
Neck strain, or whiplash, occurs when sudden force stretches and tears the muscles and tendons in your neck. Learn more from WebMD about symptoms and treatment of the condition.
WebMD explains whiplash, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Do I Have a Herniated Disk?
A herniated disk can cause extreme pain in your lower back. But how do you know when it’s a herniated disk and not just regular old back pain?
WebMD walks you through first aid steps for treating whiplash after an injury.
Serious Symptoms in Children: Signs not to Be Ignored
Wondering if your child’s condition is serious or not? WebMD discusses the possible signs of a serious health problem and what to do in case of a health emergency.
Cervical Disc Disease and Neck Pain
Cervical disc disease can cause radiating pain, as well as numbness and weakness in your shoulders, arm, and hand, but effective treatments can reduce pain and restore your flexibility.