Facet Joint Mechanics And Injury During “Whiplash”

Published January 20, 2016

Here is a great study showing the movement of the cervical facet joints and how the areas may be injured. This is clinically important for us to understand when treating patients with neck pain from a trauma such as a car crash. What I find interesting is how low the G forces are to cause injury. This is important as many insurance companies try and argue that people do not get hurt at "such and such speed" or "the amount of damage to a vehicle". We can clearly see that scientific studies do not support that ridiculous claim.

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