Whiplash is a neck injury commonly associated with rear-end automobile collisions, although it can also occur during certain sports like football, from physical abuse, and other traumas. The injury occurs when the neck is forcefully thrown back and forth rapidly. The condition typically presents with neck pain and/or stiffness and headaches that originate at the base of the skull. In more severe cases, the symptoms can include but are not limited to: pain in the shoulders and/or upper back, dizziness, distorted vision, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), difficulty sleeping or staying asleep, concentration and/or memory problems, fatigue, and even depression. In these more severe cases, chronic neck pain can occur.