It only takes a small force to cause injury to the lower neck, which is partly why even very low speed accidents cause injury. It seems counter-intuitive but before damage occurs in a car accident, the car getting hit remains relatively stiff and much of the energy from the collision goes into accelerating the car and the occupant(s) forward (causing the whiplash injury). Once the car getting hit starts to crumple much of the energy is spent bending or breaking parts on the car rather than Continue reading The Great Paradox: Car Accidents and Whiplash
It only takes a split second for a car to unexpectedly hit you from behind, or to get blindsided by a tackle, or to slip on a rug or on ice. Any sudden blow or impact to your body can cause whiplash injuries.
Your body is pretty tough and most parts can handle a lot of abuse, but your neck is particularly vulnerable to injury from impacts to your body. The weight of your head puts a lot of strain on the neck Continue reading In the Blink of an Eye: Whiplash Injuries