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What actually does the term whiplash mean?

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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Sprain/strain

Whiplash is a non medical terminology.
It represents an acceleration/deceleration injury to the neck. Commonly referred to as neck sprain/strain. But with acceleration/deceleration injuries fractures and fracture dislocatio, subluxation of facets may occur, representing more serious injuries. Following these type of accidents you should be fully evaluated by a physician.

In brief: Sprain/strain

Whiplash is a non medical terminology.
It represents an acceleration/deceleration injury to the neck. Commonly referred to as neck sprain/strain. But with acceleration/deceleration injuries fractures and fracture dislocatio, subluxation of facets may occur, representing more serious injuries. Following these type of accidents you should be fully evaluated by a physician.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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