Whiplash often happens in car accidents, but can be a common sports injury as well. When a person's body gets pushed out from underneath them too quickly before they can react, often times the neck will spring forward or back (not unlike the action of a whip) and become injured. Typically, whiplash damages the soft tissues in the neck, causing bruising, swelling, and pain. In addition, the ligaments and muscles in the neck are pushed beyond their normal limits, causing further damage.
Whiplash pain can be hard to treat - one of the best ways to help is with a neck brace. The proper brace will hold the neck in place and prevent it from moving or causing further damage to the neck muscles and ligaments. Shop-Orthopedics has many different bracing options to stabilize your whiplash injury, all listed on this page.