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.
WebMD explains whiplash, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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.
Surgery for Neck Pain
When medicine and other treatment don’t help your neck pain, surgery may be the answer. Learn about all your options and how they can help.
Neck Pain: Immediate Attention
Think you might have whiplash? WebMD explains the signs.
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.