Causes of Whiplash


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Cause of Whiplash: Neck damage from the neck being pushed forward then "whipped" backward quickly (or vice-versa).

Cause of Whiplash: The disorder commonly occurs as the result of an automobile accident and may include injury to intervertebral joints, discs, and ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots. 1

Underlying condition causes of Whiplash: The list of possible underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Whiplash) mentioned in various sources as possible causes of Whiplash includes:

Related information for causes of Whiplash: Further relevant information on causes of Whiplash may be found in the risk factors for Whiplash and underlying causes of Whiplash.

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Whiplash Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 26, 2003

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