Main Article on Neck Strain Question: What were your neck strain symptoms and signs? Submit Your Comment Comment from: Angelmj, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 05 My mom and I were rear-ended on Wednesday, I was driving my Dodge Ram, thank goodness! The traffic was traveling at a speed of 50 mph when it came to a complete stop! I was able to stop without hitting anyone, but the guy behind me never braked because a tractor trailer truck was about to plow him over. We got hit hard. Our necks hurt for about an hour and then quit, until we woke up Friday morning when we had severe neck pain and stiffness! The doctor diagnosed both of us with neck strain. Comment from: wEEwEE, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 20 I couldn't turn my head or lie flat without a pillow supporting my neck. My neck got so stiff I could not lift my arms or move normally. I felt like I was having a heart attack from the spasms. REFERENCE: Klippel, John H., et al., eds. Primer on the Rheumatic Diseases. 13th ed. New York: Springer and Arthritis Foundation, 2008.