Anterior Ligament And Vertebral Artery Injury In “Whiplash”

Published October 10, 2015

"Whiplash" can cause many injuries. Here is a study that looked at many areas of the spine and radiographed spines before and after a impact. In fact, these impacts are most likely less than what we see in our office. Here is what the authors found: " The X-ray to the right shows the specimen after 4.5 g trauma. Notice the closeness of the C5 and C6 spinous processes and disruption of the C5-C6 disc. This indicates an anterior injury at this level." How about the study measuring vertebral artery injury with a "whiplash" impact. "

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