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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.
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

Riding roller coasters can trigger stroke in children

Riding roller coasters can trigger stroke in children

Treatments that involve neck manipulation may be linked with strokes

Treatments that involve neck manipulation may be linked with strokes

Headbanging to Motörhead thought to have caused bleeding in the brain

Headbanging to Motörhead thought to have caused bleeding in the brain

Study: Intense physiotherapy sessions have no additional benefits for chronic whiplash pain

Study: Intense physiotherapy sessions have no additional benefits for chronic whiplash pain

Viewpoints: 'Small-bore' budget deal better than shutdown; Calif. battle on medical malpractice; Obama should turn to health quality

Viewpoints: 'Small-bore' budget deal better than shutdown; Calif. battle on medical malpractice; Obama should turn to health quality

Life Care’s thoughts on neck pain from cervical herniated disc

Life Care’s thoughts on neck pain from cervical herniated disc