Last updated:02-05-2009
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Definition and cause

A whiplash injury occurs when the head at high speed subjected to the entrance and then quickly hurled back. This incident seen primarily in accidents, for example. by a rear impact.
The violent force of the neck leads forstrækninger and damage to nakkens muscles and ligaments.
Symptoms of whiplash

The symptoms shown by:
  • Neck pain.
  • Headache.
  • Stiffness of neck and shoulder muscles.
  • Closure of the area.


Treatment of whiplash

The treatment is rest and rest. Your doctor may prescribe so-called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which may help against the pain and swelling.
Psychotherapy can be a good help for rehabilitation of the muscles in the neck and shoulder.
Read more in the article: Treatment of whiplash in interdisciplinary framework.

Select and complications

Damage to the muscles and ligaments around nakkehvirvlerne is like 4-6 weeks on the whole. A certain percentage will develop chronic symptoms, however, that:
  • Headache.
  • Neck pain.
  • Focusing Trouble.
The symptoms seen outside register damage to nerves or the spinal cord.
In connection with the accident can cause damage to the spinal cord, fracture of neck vertebrae or damage to nerves. This is serious complications to be treated in hospital.
Read more in the article: Treatment of whiplash in interdisciplinary framework.




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