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Whiplash: Symptoms & Treatment

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Whiplash is a neck injury that is common in car crashes, but it can also be caused during other types of accidents. In the United States, over 2 million people suffer from whiplash each year.

Whiplash is a term used to describe an injury to the neck’s soft tissues resulting from a sudden jolt, often times including injury to the cervical muscles, intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, and nerve roots. The forced movement of the head during an automobile accident or other type of accident pulls the muscles and ligaments of the neck over the natural range of motion, resulting in fiber tears.

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A whiplash injury is the most common type of injury diagnosed after an individual has experienced an automobile accident. During whiplash, the muscles and ligaments are pulled beyong their natural range of motion, which often times leads to fiber tears and results in the pain, discomfort, and other symptoms associated with whiplash. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.

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