Whiplash – Cell Phones & Other Driving Distractions!

Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, usually caused by a motor vehicle collision (MVC) but it can also occur in sports and from slip and fall injuries. The combination of the weight of the head (approximately 15 pounds) and the length and strength of the neck predisposes the neck to be…

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Whiplash – What is the Best Type of Treatment?

Whiplash usually occurs when the head is suddenly whipped or snapped due to a sudden jolt, usually involving a motor vehicle collision. However, it can also occur from a slip and fall injury.  So the question on deck is, which of the health care services best addresses the injured whiplash patient? This question was investigated…

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10 Facts About Whiplash

1. In a series of recent human volunteer crash tests of low speed rear impact collisions, it was reported that the threshold for cervical spine soft tissue injury was 5 mph (delta V) 2. Other reports have shown that crashed cars can often withstand collision speeds of 10 mph or more without sustaining damage. Thus:…

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Whiplash –Important Points to Know!

What Is It? Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues in the neck including ligaments, joint capsules, muscles and their tendons, and intervertebral disks.  It can also involve the nervous system tissues in more severe cases, resulting in radiating arm pain. How does it happen? During a car crash, most commonly a rear-end collision.…

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