What is Whiplash Syndrome?

Whiplash Syndrome is an injury to the cervical or neck region of the spine that is caused by a rapid forward and backward motion to the neck. These rapid motions cause the neck to move well beyond its normal range of motion and may affect ligaments, muscles, vertebrae, facet joints, discs, and nerves. Typically, this condition occurs after a car accident, but can also occur from contact sports or other physical trauma.