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whiplash

n. a common neck and/or back injury suffered in automobile accidents (particularly from being hit from the rear) in which the head and/or upper back is snapped back and forth suddenly and violently by the impact. The injury is to the "soft tissues" and sometimes to the vertebrae, does not always evidence itself for a day or two, and can cause pain and disability for periods up to a year. The degree of injury and the pain and suffering from whiplash are often in dispute in claims and lawsuits for damages due to negligent driving.

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Whiplash injury is not a feature of injury claims outside Britain.
Whiplash injury claims cost insurers more than pounds 2 billion last year, adding around pounds 90 to the cost of a typical car insurance policy, the AA said.
In a report, the Transport Committee warns that the spiralling cost of motor insurance is primarily the result of "market dysfunction" and, in particular, the escalation of uncontested claims for whiplash injury.
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Coverage encompasses traditional and alternative therapies, with special emphasis on soft tissue structures involved in whiplash injury. The book describes the anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of typical and less common types of whiplash injuries and explains how to conduct a physical exam.
Between 10 and 42 percent of patients who sustain a whiplash injury develop chronic pain, and approximately 10 percent endure constant severe pain.
The 32-year old former Great Britain winger scored four tries in seven appearances for Crusaders after joining the club at the start of this season, but missed a number of matches due to a whiplash injury.
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SAN DIEGO -- High-resolution MRI is a useful tool for assessing ligaments and membranes in the upper cervical spine and classifying structural abnormalities in grades of severity, results from a controlled study of 92 whiplash injury patients have shown.
SAN DIEGO -- High-resolution MRI is a useful tool to assess ligaments and membranes in the upper cervical spine and classify structural abnormalities in grades of severity, results from a controlled study of 92 whiplash injury patients have demonstrated.