Whiplash

This post was written by Shawn Phelan on January 18, 2010
Posted Under: Whiplash

Whiplash is an injury to the neck that occurs with rapid acceleration and deceleration of the cervical spine.  It is most often associated with automobile accidents, especially where the victim is struck from behind.  A whiplash injury is a sprain/strain injury that can damage muscles, tendons and ligaments as well as joints, nerves and discs in the neck.  Neck pain, headache, jaw pain, upper back pain, dizziness and nausea are just a few of the symptoms that can result.  The sooner treatment is begun after a Whiplash injury occurs the faster the recovery and the better the outcome will be.

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