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A 24-year-old female asked:

When you have whiplash can you hurt yourself more by moving your head or making moderate to sudden head movements? is it normal to feel some neck/head tension and pressure?

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Dr. Jeffrey Gross
A Verified Doctoranswered
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
WHIPLASH: "Whiplash" means things, but does comport with a neck injury with forceful movements of the head upon the neck. If the neck injury is severe enough to contain fractures, disc herniations, tears, etc (beyond a limited strain/sprain), then one could make oneself worse (both in symptoms and in underlying structural injury) with moving the head (suddenly or otherwise). Tension/pressure are typical.
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