Whiplash is an extremely rapid extension and flexion of the
neck that results in injuries to the vertebrae, nerves, discs,
muscles, ligaments and tendons.
When in a car crash, there are a few things that happen –
the accident happens, your adrenaline starts racing, and
you go to the hospital to get imaging or scans done to
make sure there is no internal bleeding or broken bones.
Then, the symptoms set in, and anywhere from days to
months, pain starts to creep up, and you feel the latent
effects of the car accident. This is because when in a car
accident, the body experiences permanency in changes in
curves, soft tissues, and ligament strain. The body then
has to go through retraining itself how to move because
things are in different places now. So, how does this relate
to whiplash?