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Whiplash is a term used to describe a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways.
Symptoms of whiplash
Whiplash causes pain, stiffness and a loss of movement in the neck. You may also experience headaches, muscle spasms and pain in your arms or shoulders.
Causes of whiplash
Whiplash occurs when your head is suddenly jerked or jolted, causing it to move violently away from your body.
Treating whiplash
In many cases, whiplash will eventually get better on its own or after some basic treatment.
Complications of whiplash
Most cases of whiplash eventually get better without any lasting damage, but sometimes the pain can be prolonged and severe.
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