(HealthDay News) -- Whiplash occurs when the neck is rapidly forced forward and backward, typically in a car accident. It is often diagnosed by excluding other types of similar injury.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons lists these common symptoms of whiplash:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck.
- Pain between the shoulder blades, in the shoulder or lower back.
- Pain or numbness in the hands.
- Dizziness, forgetfulness or difficulty concentrating.
- Ringing in the ears or blurred vision.
- Fatigue, insomnia and irritability.