The sudden and intense movement overstretched the muscles and tendons in the neck, causing tears and pain ranging from mild to severe.
The symptoms may include:
- Limited range of motion;
- Tense muscles that feel like knots;
- Pain when rocking your head back and forth or side to side;
- Tender, sensitive muscles; and
You should seek medical attention immediately after you believe you may have sustained whiplash. Depending on the severity of your injury, treatment may include:
- Applying ice or heat to the area;
- Pain medications; and
- A neck brace.