Neck strain and pain are often called whiplash. Usually associated with car accidents, any blow that causes your head to jerk forward or backward may cause neck strain or whiplash.

Symptoms of Whiplash
  • Pain and decreased range of motion
  • Pain when moving head from side to side
  • Stiffness when moving head
  • Headaches
Treatment of Whiplash
  • Ice your neck to reduce swelling
  • Take painkillers such as ibuprofen or naproxen to aid pain and swelling
  • Use a neck brace or collar to add support with doctor recommendation