What Is A Cervical Strain?

“Cervical Sprain/Strain” refers to an injury to the muscles, ligaments, and other connective tissues of the neck, head, and upper back resulting from a sudden and severe snapping motion, either forward and back or side-to-side. Motor vehicle crashes are among the most common causes of these injuries.  Many neck strains caused by a car or truck accident result in permanent pain.  The permanency of the injury is typically diagnosed by the patient’s treating orthopedic doctor.