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What is Whiplash?

What is Whiplash?

  • Whiplash: Neck injury often from a car accident.
  • Whiplash: an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Whiplash: Introduction

Types of Whiplash:

Broader types of Whiplash:

How many people get Whiplash?

Incidence (annual) of Whiplash: 120,000 annually
Incidence Rate of Whiplash: approx 1 in 2,266 or 0.04% or 120,000 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Whiplash?

Prognosis of Whiplash: Good in most cases. Pain often dissipates within days, recovery usually within 3 months.
Complications of Whiplash: see complications of Whiplash
Prognosis of Whiplash: Generally, prognosis for individuals with whiplash is good. The neck and head pain clears within a few days or weeks. Most patients recover within 3 months after the injury, however, some may continue to have residual neck pain and headaches. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Whiplash Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Whiplash?

Causes of Whiplash: see causes of Whiplash
Cause of Whiplash: Neck damage from the neck being pushed forward then "whipped" backward quickly (or vice-versa).
Causes of Whiplash: The disorder commonly occurs as the result of an automobile accident and may include injury to intervertebral joints, discs, and ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Whiplash Information Page: NINDS)

What are the symptoms of Whiplash?

Symptoms of Whiplash: see symptoms of Whiplash

Complications of Whiplash: see complications of Whiplash

Whiplash: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Whiplash.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Whiplash.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Whiplash: see treatments for Whiplash

Organs Affected by Whiplash:

Organs and body systems related to Whiplash include:

Name and Aliases of Whiplash

Main name of condition: Whiplash

Class of Condition for Whiplash: physical

Other names or spellings for Whiplash:

Whiplash injury
Source - WordNet 2.1

Whiplash: Related Conditions

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