Nerve Injury, “Low Impact” Rear End, And Mechanical Spinal Damage

Published March 7, 2019


Here is a video and paper I break down about radiculopathy after a rear end impact, and the rear impact would be considered "low-speed" by many. This radiculopathy was not from a disc herniation compressing the nerve root, but from damage to structures around the inter-vertebral foramen from spinal damage during the mechanism of "whiplash". This is important for us to know as many times we see patients with radicular symptoms and signs, but no finding on MRI to support it. This clearly shows what can happen in the cervical spine and how it can . . .

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