A 21-year-old female asked:
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can whiplash eventually cause death? i have a two year old son and of course we wrestle quite a lot, but he always gives me whiplash.

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Dr. Merrill Reuter
35 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Chronic progressive cervical trauma can lead to debilitating deficits. Should try to enjoy each other without injury.
Answered on Apr 27, 2013
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
I'd worry more about: Your 2-year-old's having a brain bleed or other brain/ body trauma & the fact that he's learning that physical aggression is okay. Even touching peers at day-care/preschool/school will get him expelled these days. If he gives you "whiplash, " think how badly he can hurt a same-sized or smaller peer, whose parents can sue you for damages.. Please wait till he can have lessons, between 6-10 years.
Answered on Apr 27, 2013

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