By James Glendinning
The Injury (diagnosis)
This occurs after the head is vigorously moved back and forth. The affected neck nerve can cause a concussion too.
Cures and medicine
After an accident the patient may be taken to a doctor's office to be examined.
The doctor may put a collar on the neck to help support.
Patients should understand this is a real injury and they should be careful, though whiplash only takes a few weeks to heal itself.
A few of the many known causes of whiplash are auto accidents, in which the car is hit from the rear and jerking the head back too far, sports collisions, and headbanging.
How it effects the muscular system
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