whiplash injury

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference


tears to the ligaments, tendons, and muscles in the neck resulting from sudden jerking back of the head and neck, usually following a rear-end motor-vehicle collision. It causes pain and stiffness in the neck; symptoms occasionally last for months or even years.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.