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Whiplash-a soft tissue injury to the neck-is also called neck sprain or neck strain. It is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck, usually because of sudden extension and flexion. 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. Symptoms such as neck pain may be present directly after the injury or may be delayed for several days. In addition to neck pain, other symptoms may include neck stiffness, injuries to the muscles and ligaments (myofascial injuries), headache, dizziness, abnormal sensations such as burning or prickling (paresthesias), or shoulder or back pain. In addition, some people experience cognitive, somatic, or psychological conditions such as memory loss, concentration impairment, nervousness/irritability, sleep disturbances, fatigue, or depression.
Study shows clear benefit of PolarCap for treatment of sports-related concussions

Study shows clear benefit of PolarCap for treatment of sports-related concussions

Shifts in care due to COVID-19 pandemic likely to drive drug expenditures in 2021

Shifts in care due to COVID-19 pandemic likely to drive drug expenditures in 2021

Scientists seek Covid treatment answers in cheap, older drugs

Scientists seek Covid treatment answers in cheap, older drugs

Live free or die if you must, say Colorado urbanites — but not in my hospital

Live free or die if you must, say Colorado urbanites — but not in my hospital

As broad shutdowns return, weary Californians ask ‘is this the best we can do?’

As broad shutdowns return, weary Californians ask ‘is this the best we can do?’

Other forms of treatments are as effective as opioids for acute musculoskeletal injuries

Other forms of treatments are as effective as opioids for acute musculoskeletal injuries

Researchers aim to find how kinesiophobia may affect individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain

Researchers aim to find how kinesiophobia may affect individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain

Novel robotic neck brace could improve quality of life for ALS patients

Novel robotic neck brace could improve quality of life for ALS patients

A transgender woman’s quest for surgery caught in political crosswinds

A transgender woman’s quest for surgery caught in political crosswinds

New biomarkers could help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injury through simple blood test

New biomarkers could help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injury through simple blood test

Podcast: ‘What the health?’ whiplash

Podcast: ‘What the health?’ whiplash

Girls have higher risk for sports-related injuries than boys

Girls have higher risk for sports-related injuries than boys

University of Rhode Island professor leads team expanding clinical practice guidelines for neck pain

University of Rhode Island professor leads team expanding clinical practice guidelines for neck pain

New study aims to better understand long-term neurologic effects of mild TBI

New study aims to better understand long-term neurologic effects of mild TBI

Changes in the pain and posture processing parts of the brain could cause whiplash symptoms

Changes in the pain and posture processing parts of the brain could cause whiplash symptoms

Risk group system may help better predict long-term consequences from whiplash trauma

Risk group system may help better predict long-term consequences from whiplash trauma

Concussions related to sports and recreation activities affect millions of Americans

Concussions related to sports and recreation activities affect millions of Americans

New blood test could help diagnose severity of traumatic brain injury

New blood test could help diagnose severity of traumatic brain injury

Scientists use special MRI imaging to predict chronic pain, disability and PTSD after whiplash injury

Scientists use special MRI imaging to predict chronic pain, disability and PTSD after whiplash injury

Revolutionising back pain treatments: an interview with Dr Kieran O’Sullivan

Revolutionising back pain treatments: an interview with Dr Kieran O’Sullivan