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Whiplash Archives

How is Whiplash Diagnosed, part one.

How is whiplash diagnosed after a car accident?  The diagnosis of neck problems begins with a thorough history of your condition and the involved car accident. You might be asked to fill out a questionnaire describing your neck problems. Then your doctor will ask you questions to find out when you first started having problems, what makes your symptoms better or worse, and how the symptoms affect your daily activity. Your answers will help guide the physical examination.

Whiplash Mechanism of Injury in Car Accidents

Whiplash mechanism of injury in car accidents occurs when the head and neck are suddenly and forcefully whipped forward and back, mechanical forces place excessive stress on the cervical spine. Traumatic disc rupture and soft tissue damage can occur.  The cartilage between the disc and the vertebral bone is often cracked.

What Causes Whiplash in Car Accidents

What causes whiplash in car accidents is the sudden extension of the Cervical Spine (backward movement of the neck) and flexion (forward movement of the neck). This type of trauma is also referred to as a cervical acceleration-deceleration injury. Rear-end or side-impact motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of whiplash with injury to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and discs of the cervical spine.

Whiplash mechanism of injury and symptoms

Whiplash mechanism of injury and symptoms are caused when the head and neck are suddenly and forcefully whipped forward and back, placing excessive stress on the cervical spine. McCormick Law Office attorneys get the best results by knowing automobile accident injury and symptoms.  By carefully going over the accident facts in an honest and trustworthy manner the attorney can see the injury connection to the motor vehicle collision.

Whiplash Injury Anatomy

Whiplash anatomy injury is the sudden extension of the cervical spine (backward movement of the neck) and flexion (forward movement of the neck). This trauma is also called cervical acceleration-deceleration injury. Rear-end or side-impact motor vehicle collisions are the number one cause of whiplash with injury to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, and discs of the cervical spine.

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