Any jerking movement that bends your neck in a tight curve and then back again can give you whiplash, a whip like movement that strains the neck bones and can cause damage to surrounding tissue. Additionally, with whiplash, the response of your neck muscles is to contract, which can weaken the muscles and cause you pain and a stiff neck.

Failure to correct a neck injury shortly after a trauma will result in a chronic condition of
neck pain later in life.