Your spine is made of many bones called vertebrae, and your spinal cord runs through a canal in the center of these bones. Nerve roots split from the cord and travel between the vertebrae into various areas of your body. When these nerve roots become pinched or damaged, the resulting symptoms are called radiculopathy.
The pain of whiplash is often hard to ignore. The symptoms may include:
Pain decreased the range of motion and tightness in the neck. The muscles may feel hard or knotted.
Pain when rocking your head from side to side or backward and forward.
Pain or stiffness when moving your head to look over each shoulder.
Headaches at the base of the skull that radiate towards the forehead.