Definition of whiplash injury: injury of the cervical spine and cerebral concussion occurring in an automobile collision which causes forceful flexion or extension of the neck and violent oscillation of the head forward and backward or backward and forward
“Whiplash injury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whiplash%20injury. Accessed 26 Aug. 2022.
Whiplash injury Diagnosis
Your whiplash injury doctor will ask questions about the event and your symptoms. You also may be asked questions that help your doctor understand how severe your symptoms are and how often they occur. Your injury doctor will also want to know how well you can perform normal everyday tasks.
Whiplash injury Testing
Your whiplash injury doctor will order up one or more imaging tests to rule out other conditions that could be making your neck pain worse. Diagnostic Imaging tests include:
- Computerized tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)