Neck Strain Illustration

Neck Strain

Neck strains and sprains are some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries. Neck pain from acceleration and deceleration injuries after a car crash is often called Whiplash Syndrome or Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD). Neck Anatomy The neck consists of seven cervical vertebrae stacked on top of each other and separated by intervertebral discs. The top two vertebrae are specialised for head rotation and flexion/extension (bending forwards and [...]

Whiplash Illustration


Whiplash associated disorder or WAD is a familiar and common result of a car accident and a cause of significant costs in lost work, disability, pain and medical care. Neck pain is common with 70% of adults reporting an episode at some time in their lives. It appears to be increasing in frequency and increasing in costs as social, work and travel changes impact upon our [...]