Whiplash Associated Disorder WAD
Posted on 16th July 2017 at 10:08
What is a whiplash neck sprain?
Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck. A whiplash neck sprain occurs when your head is suddenly jolted backwards and forwards in a whip-like movement, or is suddenly forcibly rotated. This can cause some neck muscles and ligaments to stretch more than normal (sprain). Whiplash is commonly associated with road traffic accidents, usually when the vehicle has been hit in the rear. Whiplash accounts for more than three quarters of all injury claims after road accidents.