Here in Seattle (98121) an Auto Injury is Very Common. It is common for a patient during an initial consultation to minimize car accident history. It is even more common when the speed of car in the accident was traveling less than 25mph. However, the damage that can happen to the soft tissues surrounding the joints in the neck such as the muscles, ligaments and tendons is very alarming. It can lead to neck pain that is typically diagnosed as a sprain/strain caused by a whiplash injury. A whiplash injury is due to the forceful fast back-and-forth movement of the neck typically in a rear-end auto accident. The DMV (department of motor vehicles) did a study that if you take the speed of fast your car is traveling when in an accident and multiple it by 5, that’s how fast your head moves in the whiplash motion? 25mph X 5 = 125mph!!! Check out the info-graphic below from The Advocates Injury Attorneys to learn more.