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Automobile Accidents: The Mechanism of Whiplash

Jeremy Thurman on September 3, 2010

Whiplash by definition is an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration. Webmd.com states that

Whiplash, also called neck sprain or neck strain, is injury to the neck. Whiplash is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck. In whiplash, the intervertebral joints (located between vertebrae), discs, and ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots may become damaged.

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