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Can You Get Whiplash From Rearending
Yes: The typically mechanism of the whiplash syndrome to the neck is that of a rear end car accident when the driver of the car that is hit has the neck jerked backward and forward which can cause various injuries to the soft tissue of the neck. Most people do well and recover without permanent damage. A small percentage of people do have chronic problems though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is related to the: Design of our 12-14 pound head sitting on top of a long, flexible spine region without large enough muscles surrounding the bone structure to protect against all forces that the neck may be potentially exposed to such as in a car accident. ...Read more
Cervical sprain: Whiplash is a nonmedical term used to describe neck pain following an injury to the soft tissues of your neck (specifically ligaments, tendons, and muscles). It is caused by an abnormal motion or force applied to your neck that causes movement beyond the neck's normal range of motion. Whiplash happens in motor vehicle accidents, sporting activities, accidental falls, and assault. ...Read more
Some says whiplash starts hours after being rear ended, some says it can take months to develop? Some says many get chronic w, some says that's rare?
It depends: Whiplash or cervical strain is injury to the ligaments and supporting soft tissues of neck following sudden deceleration injury one can get symptoms immediately or overnight when you wake up after sleeping depending upon severity if the injury majority of the cases resolve in 4-6 weeks if the problem persists beyond this time then it is considered chronic neck pain hope that helped. ...Read more
Varies: That depends alot on the physics involved including are you large or small, restrained or unrestrained, what position your head & neck is in, what size vehicle you are in & what size vehicle hits you, are the vehicles at the same height at the time of impact, is your vehicle moving or stopped, are either of the vehicles designed to absorb the energy of the impact rather than transmitting it ...Read more
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