whiplash injury


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whiplash injury

Med informal any injury to the neck resulting from a sudden thrusting forwards and snapping back of the unsupported head
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The investigators included only patients with persistent neck pain, tenderness in neck muscles and other soft tissues by palpation, and decreased range of neck motion 3 months after the whiplash injury.
Reports suggest that more than three per cent of adults who are in a vehicle during a rear-end collision, experience a whiplash injury.
However, some patients also experience dizziness, difficulty swallowing, nausea, and even blurred vision after a whiplash injury.
Three in five doctors spent less than 10 minutes assessing a whiplash injury and only 5% agree strongly with the statement that they have enough time to deal with these patients effectively.
A report published today by the BIA entitled 'Tackling whiplash: prevention, care, compensation' says that 430,000 people claimed for whiplash injury in 2007, costing the insurance industry pounds 1.
Osteopathic medicine regards a whiplash injury as an insult to the entire body including the pelvis, spine, head and their connecting soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, muscles, fascia).
e speed and acceleration of the first thoracic arch with both pigs and humans, researchers at he tests, researchers found that high NIC values were accompanied by significant spinal column pressure changed in human cases of whiplash injury with long-term symptoms.
APIL president Karl Tonks, an equity partner with Fentons Solicitors LLP, was speaking after an independently-commissioned survey also found that almost 40 per cent of people who have suffered a whiplash injury have never claimed compensation for it.
Keeper Chris MacKenzie, stretchered off at the end of the first half in the 5-1 beating of Redditch United in midweek was later released from hospital suffering from just a whiplash injury and could figure.
The insurance company claims many whiplash injury claims are fraudulent.
Whiplash injury claims are forcing up motor insurance premiums by an average of pounds 66, it is claimed.