Whether the impact of your accident occurred from the front, rear or side, your neck is usually the most vulnerable area affected during an accident. Whiplash is a very common injury resulting from car accidents. This damage occurs when the head is suddenly jarred either forward, backward or to the side. Whiplash not only causes severe pain but is also an indication that your spine is severely misaligned from the impact of your accident. Whiplash recovery discovers the underlying cause of the pain, not just masking pain with medications. When the spine is compressed and goes untreated, permanent damage can be caused which can affect other functions of your body.