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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.
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

Primer provides physicians with current approaches to diagnose and manage concussions in patients

Primer provides physicians with current approaches to diagnose and manage concussions in patients

Whiplash therapy: an interview with Dr Williamson and Dr Williams, University of Warwick

Whiplash therapy: an interview with Dr Williamson and Dr Williams, University of Warwick

Patients with neck injuries incur increased health and social costs

Patients with neck injuries incur increased health and social costs

Long’s manipulation enhances massage for chronic neck pain

Long’s manipulation enhances massage for chronic neck pain

Less is more for emergency department treatment of whiplash

Less is more for emergency department treatment of whiplash

Whiplash recovery no quicker with intensive therapy

Whiplash recovery no quicker with intensive therapy

Viewpoints: Romney's whiplash on health law; Clinton's mistaken argument about Medicare savings

Viewpoints: Romney's whiplash on health law; Clinton's mistaken argument about Medicare savings

American Physical Therapy Association to host series on concussion in sports

American Physical Therapy Association to host series on concussion in sports

Medicaid: Managed care contracts, copay proposals make state news

Medicaid: Managed care contracts, copay proposals make state news

First Edition: June 11, 2012

First Edition: June 11, 2012

Early management of whiplash injuries may reduce chronic neck pain and disability

Early management of whiplash injuries may reduce chronic neck pain and disability

Understanding causes of TMJ dysfunction critical to a wellness and drugless approach to care

Understanding causes of TMJ dysfunction critical to a wellness and drugless approach to care

The Bonati Spine Institute to participate in the Arthritis Walk on May 7

The Bonati Spine Institute to participate in the Arthritis Walk on May 7

Results Physiotherapy opens new clinic in Collierville

Results Physiotherapy opens new clinic in Collierville

New feature: KHN's selection of thought-provoking magazine articles on health policy issues

New feature: KHN's selection of thought-provoking magazine articles on health policy issues

Study finds fusion surgeries designed to alleviate pain from degenerating discs not effective

Study finds fusion surgeries designed to alleviate pain from degenerating discs not effective

Bonati Spine Institute supports National Breast Cancer Awareness

Bonati Spine Institute supports National Breast Cancer Awareness

Endoscopic laser spine procedures replace traditional open back surgery

Endoscopic laser spine procedures replace traditional open back surgery