A neck strain associated with an accident or impact which causes the head to jerk backward or forward is commonly called whiplash. The sudden stop causes the neck muscles and tenders to stretch and sometime tear. Many people who play sports are affected by neck strains. Neck strains should not be confused with sprains. Sprains are caused by tearing ligaments, where strains are stretching of the muscles and tendons. However, both are treated in a relatively similar manner.
The pain associated with whiplash is often very difficult for a person to ignore or move past. Other symptoms can include:
Usually, pain from a neck injury occurs right away however it can take a few hours or days for the pain to show up.
Depending on how sever the strain or sprain is treatment can vary but the basic treatment includes:
Recovery commonly takes a few days but it can depend on how severely the muscles, tendons, or ligaments were injured.
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