What Causes Whiplash?

Whiplash injury is most commonly associated with car accidents where a motor vehicle is struck from behind, causing the occupant’s body to thrust forward and the head to snap back and then forward until the chin strikes the chest. This violent motion, which can happen several times in quick succession, inspired the descriptive term “whiplash.” This motion can hyperextend the neck beyond its normal range of motion, damaging muscle, ligaments, and connective tissue — and sometimes other structures as well.

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Other Causes of Whiplash Injury

Neck strain (whiplash) may also affect people who play contact sports or who are involved in any impact or blow that causes the neck to jerk forward or backward.

The Bonati Spine Institute encourages patients with whiplash injuries to contact us to request a no-obligation MRI review or discuss your conditions with our medical professionals. Find out why The Bonati Spine Procedures are considered to be among the world’s best solutions when it comes to advanced spine surgery. Your whiplash pain can become a thing of the past.