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The term Whiplash refers to a neck injury caused by a rapid, back-and-forth movement in the neck, similar to cracking a whip.
Rear-end car accidents cause the highest number of whiplash cases annually, but whiplash may also result from high impact sporting accidents, physical strikes to the head and other traumas, such as a falling from a height. Physicians may also call Whiplash a neck sprain or strain, terms which also include other forms of neck injuries.
Most people who suffer an incident of whiplash tend to heal on their own within a few weeks by following a treatment plan that includes pain medication and light exercise. However, some people suffer chronic neck pain and some lingering complications.