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Head ache and stiffness neck due to car accident?

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Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
Healthcare Professional

In brief: Whiplash or?

It could be a simple whiplash or something more.
Standard practice is to have a cervical spine X-ray with open mouth view to visualise odontoid peg.
Strongly suggest you go for X-ray at least,if your radiologist is not happy further imaging may be requested.In meantime, a warm compress over the area should assist.Take panado or an anti-inflammatory such as brufen,voltaren if not contraindicated.

In brief: Whiplash or?

It could be a simple whiplash or something more.
Standard practice is to have a cervical spine X-ray with open mouth view to visualise odontoid peg.
Strongly suggest you go for X-ray at least,if your radiologist is not happy further imaging may be requested.In meantime, a warm compress over the area should assist.Take panado or an anti-inflammatory such as brufen,voltaren if not contraindicated.
Dr. Jaiprakash Thakor Jairam
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