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Whiplash: Real, painful and treatable

Posted by Adair Prall, MD on Aug 1, 2018 4:13:00 PM

Whiplash: Real, painful, and treatable

Television comedies and insurance scams may have given it a bad name, but whiplash is absolutely real. Whiplash occurs when sudden force pushes the neck and head backward and then forward, putting the cervical spine through lightning-quick motion and extreme stress. Whiplash is most often caused by traffic crashes, but football injuries and falls while skiing can also cause the condition. 

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Topics: whiplash treatment, whiplash