Whiplash is the movement that occurs due to a sudden acceleration-deceleration movement. These movements happen in road traffic accidents when a car stops suddenly on impact. They can also happen if you slip or fall or get a blow to the head.The force of the movement makes your neck move beyond its normal range. The ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, fascia and joints in your neck can be overstretched.
Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD) describe the injuries sustained due to a whiplash movement.