Soft Tissue Neck Injury
Whiplash is a common neck injury, often resulting from a car crash
Whiplash is a term used to describe sudden head movement backward, then forward and then back again. More specifically, it is the application of force to the body from behind. So, the muscles and ligaments in the neck compress back.
What else we need to know
Modern methods of internal imaging are not always able to detect whiplash injuries. In reality the sufferer’s report of symptoms may be the only indication of injury. Also, severe whiplash may cause brain trauma and be arguably linked to cognitive and emotional impairment.
Neck tissue injury is the subject of much medical research, legal debate and analysis. With this intention, medical research has contributed to the ongoing development of safety features. As a result, car manufacturers try to reduce the extent of the compression, extension and rebound of the head and neck when a vehicle is rear-ended.