Whiplash

Whiplash

Whiplash What causes whiplash? A whiplash injury occurs when the head and neck is thrown very quickly in one direction and then rebounds in the opposite direction. In other words, the head is whipped around on the neck. This motion causes damage to the joints, nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the neck, the major […]

Whiplash

Whiplash The term “whiplash” was first used in 1928 to define an injury mechanism of sudden hyperextension followed by an immediate hyperflexion of the neck that results in damage to the muscles, ligaments and tendons – especially those that support the head.  Today, we know that whiplash injuries frequently do not result from hyperextension or […]

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