Whiplash is a neck injury common in car crashes, but other types of accidents can also cause it. In the United States, over 2 million people suffer from whiplash each year.
Whiplash is a term used to describe an injury to the neck’s soft tissues resulting from a sudden jolt, frequently including damage to the cervical muscles, intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, and nerve roots. The forced movement of the head during an automobile or other type of accident pulls the muscles and ligaments of the neck over the natural range of motion, resulting in fiber tears.
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A whiplash injury is the most common type of injury diagnosed after an individual has experienced an automobile accident. During whiplash, the muscles and ligaments are pulled beyond their natural range of motion, which often leads to fiber tears and results in the pain, discomfort, and other symptoms associated with whiplash. For more information, please ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.
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