Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be life changing. It can cause injuries that last a lifetime. Usually after being involved in a motor vehicle accident your symptoms do not appear for a few days due to adrenaline kicking in. Sometimes people try to brush the symptoms off and assume that they will go away.
When circumstances around us change quickly, we often complain of whiplash! In this sense, the phrase can refer to an emotional reaction.
But what exactly is whiplash in a physical sense? If you don’t know the answer, then that’s good news! You probably don’t have it.
“Whiplash-associated disorders” (WAD) is the term given to the variety of symptoms that patients often report following acceleration/deceleration injury to the neck.