Also called neck sprain or neck strain, this is a common injury to the neck. Whiplash is caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head, either backward or forward, and often occurs as a result of a car accident or trauma. In whiplash, the intervertebral joints (located between vertebrae), discs and ligaments, cervical muscles and nerve roots may become damaged. Symptoms of whiplash may be delayed for 24 hours or more after the initial trauma. Sufferers experiencing whiplash may develop one or more of the following symptoms, usually within the first few days after the injury –neck pain and headaches, stiffness, pain in the shoulder or between shoulder blades, low back pain, pain or numbness in the arm or hand, dizziness, ringing in the ears or blurred vision, difficulty concentrating or remembering, irritability, sleep disturbances and fatigue. If you have any of these symptoms, a visit to Cornerstone Chiropractic can uncover whether you need whiplash treatment.