Whiplash is a very common injury sustained from being involved in an accident. Typically, when people lump together “whiplash” and “sports” it has a negative connotation. Besides auto collisions, whiplash does often occur in sports, but how can sports actually help prevent whiplash in the event of a car accident? If you play sports, this generally means you are a fit individual and exercise regularly. This can benefit you by building strength in your neck and in the event of a collision a strong neck may prevent the sudden back and fourth movement, which causes whiplash. If you play any type of contact sport such as football, this may benefit you as well. You are taught to protect your neck in the event of a tackle (or collision) the motion comes second nature to sports players. Gentle neck and shoulder exercises will also help strengthen those muscles and help prevent whiplash.

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